In an unexpected move, Paramount+ has officially canceled Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies. This prequel series, which goes into the origins of the iconic 1978 picture Grease, will be removed from the streaming site soon. However, this is not an isolated event, as Paramount+ has opted to cancel other fan-favorite shows, like Star Trek: Prodigy, Queen of the Universe, and the revival of The Game, adding to the collective disappointment of viewers.
It’s a wave of disappointment for viewers who have been following these popular shows with bated breath. Despite the upsetting news, creator Annabel Oakes took to Instagram to share her emotions and show her love to her passionate fanbase.
Annabel Oakes On Cancellation
In a touching statement on her Instagram Story, Annabel Oakes, the creative mind behind Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, addressed the cancellation and impending removal of the series from Paramount+. Oakes expressed her grief at the show’s demise and her gratitude to the committed following that supported the project. She described it as a ‘brutal move’ and said the whole crew is ‘devastated at the complete erasure of the show.’ She urged viewers to watch the show before it was removed, emphasizing the music’s lasting impact and the relationships made through fan art, TikToks, and fan fiction. The cancellation has upset the actors, creative crew, and fans, but their devotion to the project remains steadfast.
Unveiling ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies takes viewers to 1954, four years before the events of the first Grease film. This Annabel Oakes-created American musical romance comedy series for Paramount+ serves as a prequel to the timeless classic. It follows four rebellious and outcast students who come together, intending to defy Rydell High’s norms and spark a moral panic that will forever change the school. The famed Pink Ladies, the first-ever all-female high school clique, were founded by these revolutionary characters.
The series, bursting with nostalgia, offers a new viewpoint on the renowned Grease universe while delving into the lively personalities, friendships, and rebellious attitudes that set the stage for memorable events to follow. The series starred Marisa Davila as Jane, Cheyenne Isabel Wells as Olivia, Tricia Fukuhara as Nancy, Ari Notartomaso as Cynthia, and many others.