HBO Max Orders Upcoming 'Grease' Spin-Off Series

The ‘78 Travolta musical gets an updated twist.

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The streaming market expands as HBO Max orders a spin-off series of the 1978 Travolta classic Grease, among a long list of other shows, like the Game of Thrones prequel, currently in the works.

As its title suggests, Grease: Rydell High will be an upcoming series set in the ’50s at Rydell High, the same school that was in the original film. Besides familiar names like Danny and Sandy, other new characters will be introduced. “We’re going to build out the world of this show which everybody loves, in that musical style, and build basically a ‘High Shcool Musical’ kind of experience that will be a big fun rock and roll musical,” says Bob Greenblatt, a chairman for WarnerMedia Entertainment, in a recent press conference.

Much like the nostalgic movie, grand musical numbers will be performed, mixing new songs with some old ones. But it appears that the licenses to iconic songs like “Grease Lightning” and “Summer Nights” are being held by an estate representing Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, the original composers of the songs, so the show may have to go on without them.

Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming spin-off as the show develops.

Elsewhere, IMAX has launched tickets to Kanye West’s Jesus Is King film.

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