Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies Creator Issues Paramount+ Removal Statement

After the announcement of Grease: Rise of the Pink LadiesFollowing the cancellation of Paramount+, series creator Annabel Oakes has addressed the upcoming removal of the musical dramedy from the streamer.

Oakes expressed disappointment with Paramount Global’s decision, but also thanked the fans for their dedication to the Grease spin-off.

“In a particularly brutal move, it will next be removed from @paramountplus as well and unless it finds a new home you will not be able to view it anywhere,” Oakes wrote of her Instagram Story. “The cast, my creative partners and I are all devastated at the complete deletion of our show. Many thanks to our amazing fans. The music persists even after the show is discontinued. I loved your art, your tiktoks and even and especially your wild fanfic and your ships (…) The most important thing we would love would be if you watch the show before it ends.”

Who is in the cast of Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies?

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies was written and produced by Annabel Oakes (Atypical), who also served as showrunner and director. It starred Marisa Davila as Jane, Cheyenne Isabel Wells as Olivia, Ari Notartomaso as Cynthia, Tricia Fukuhara as Nancy, Shanel Bailey as Hazel, Madison Thompson as Susan, Johnathan Nieves as Richie, Jason Schmidt as Buddy, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper as Wally, and Jackie Hoffman as Asst. Director McGee.

“It takes place four years before the original Grease; “In 1954, before rock ‘n’ roll reigned, before the T-Birds were the coolest thing in school, four fed up outcasts dared to have their own fun, sparking a moral panic that Rydell high would change forever,” the book’s synopsis states.

Executive producers were Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey for Temple Hill, Adam Fishbach, Alethea Jones, Erik Feig and Samie Kim Falvey for PICTURESTART. The series was also produced by Grace Gilroy, with choreography by Jamal Sims and music by Grammy nominee and Executive Music Producer Justin Tranter.