Is Grease 2: Live Already in the Works?
In the wake of Grease: Live's success and recent Emmy win, PEOPLE checks in with directors Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski for Grease 2 scoop
In the wake of the success of Fox’s live musical production, including a 2016 Emmy win, directors Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski confirmed to PEOPLE that doing a Live version of the 1982 sequel is high on their to-do list.
“Tom and me were just literally debating that down the corridor,” revealed Rudzinski. “We thought, ‘[If Grease: Live can win an Emmy], Grease 2 would wipe the floor.’ ”
Adding fuel to the fire, Kail adds that the pair have already thought about how they would stage the sequel’s famous musical numbers like “A Girl for All Seasons,” “Cool Rider” and “Score Tonight,” but they’re also holding out hope for one famous face to participate.
“If Michelle Pfeiffer wants to do a cameo, I’ve got the ladder, we have a bowling alley rented, let’s go,” says Kail, referencing the memorable prop piece from Pfeiffer’s “Cool Rider” number and the setting for “Score Tonight.” “It should happen.”
Because Kail and Rudzinski’s enthusiasm for the production is obvious, we pressed them on whether the Live sequel has any chance of becoming a reality and whether anyone at Fox, the network that aired Grease: Live has given the project a green light.
Teased Kail, “No one has said no.”