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HBO Max is clearly hopelessly devoted to “Grease.”
The streamer has issued a straight to series order for “Grease: Rydell High,” a spinoff of the original John Travolta and Olivia Newton John 1978 musical.
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The new series will be set in and around the world of Rydell High, the school which Danny and Sandy attended in the original movie. According to HBO Max, “Grease: Rydell High” reimagines the movie with some familiar character, as well as a host of new ones. It will still take place in the 1950s, in a world that rocks with big musical numbers from the period combined with new original songs as well.
WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced the show at the Mipcom conference in Cannes and gave few extra details on what to expect.
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“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,” Greenblatt said.
“‘Grease’ is an iconic pop-culture phenomenon that...
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