Grease: Rydell High, based on the John Travolta and Olivia Newton John 1978 musical and named after the high school at the center of the film, has been given a straight-to-series order. It will be produced by Paramount Television, which was behind Fox's 2016 Emmy-winning live TV musical Grease Live! The 1950s-set series will reimagine the original movie and feature some of its characters, exploring the peer pressures of high school, the horrors of puberty and life in middle America with a modern sensibility. "Grease is an iconic pop-culture phenomenon that works for every generation, and I’m thrilled that our friends at Paramount were excited about the idea of opening up the show and putting it on a larger canvas for a weekly series,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of content at HBO Max. “This is high school and life in small-town USA told on the scale of a big rock ’n’ roll musical. It’s Grease 2.0 but with the same spirit, energy and excitement you immediately think of when you hear any of these iconic songs. 'You’re the One That I Want!'"