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‘Grease’ to get TV spin-off ‘Rydell High’

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Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) A spin-off to the hit 1978 movie musical “Grease Live” is set to hit the small screen.

Officials at streaming service HBO Max are developing “Grease: Rydell High” – named after the school attended by the characters in the film – as a series, reports aceshowbiz.com.

The new show will offer a mix of new characters and those already known to fans and feature a modern take on the story.

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“It’s still the 1950s, a world that rocks with big musical numbers from the period combined with new original songs as well,” says a representative for HBO Max in a statement.

The statement further read: “It’s the peer pressures of high school, the horrors of puberty, and the rollercoaster of life in middle America with a modern sensibility that will bring it to life for today’s musical lovers.”

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Bosses at Picturestart and Temple Hill will serve as executive producers while executives at Paramount Television and Picturestart will produce the series.

The production is not the only Grease-inspired project in the works – a prequel, titled “Summer Lovin” has also been given the greenlight.

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–IANS

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