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Grease fans are about to get chills!

Fox just announced that next year, it is planning to broadcast a three-hour live version of hit musical Grease, that will feature "a young ensemble cast" which has yet to be named, and hopes to "reintroduce the great music and timeless story to an entirely new generation."

Grease, written by the Broadway team of Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, first hit in 1971 and became a Hollywood hit in1978 thanks to Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. The Fox production - currently being talked about as Grease Live - will feature a young ensemble cast and select few from the original musical.

The announcement comes after NBC's massively successful TV version of The Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer. The show drew a whopping 18 million viewers and prompted NBC to develop more classic musicals for television, luckily for us!

After jumping on the bandwagon, Fox's plans are in the early stage and Grease does not yet have a date or even a production team, and no one has been cast. So stay close for the news as we get it!

Initial thoughts? Got casting tips for Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie? Let me know in the comments!


Are you excited for the return of Grease?

(Source: EntertainmentWeekly)


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