‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ is the series starring the iconic Pink Ladies from ‘Grease’, the 1978 classic. The series created by Annabel Oakes, set at the Rydell Institute four years before what happened in the original film, features Marisa Davila, Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso and Tricia Fukuhara as Pink Ladies . jonathan nieveswho plays the character of richieIt looks to be abandoned the series in the middle and the public are wondering why.
In a viral tweet which has already accumulated almost 9 million views, a user comments that in one of the scenes of episode 8, the actor’s face appears attached with CGI to the body of a double. Also, his character is sent to jail and then to military school, so it could have been removed of the series entirely.
This is wild.
One of the male leads in Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies just dropped out of the show at episode 7 out of 10 episodes, so they had to shoot around him.
But that involved photoshopping a still image of his face onto an obvious double for multiple shots.
It’s BAD. pic.twitter.com/hZm8ojcutM
? LittleKuriboh (@yugiohtas) June 3, 2023
“This is amazing. One of the lead actors on ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ left the show in episode 7 of 10, so they had to shoot avoiding him. But that meant Photoshopping a still image of his face into the one who is obviously a double in several shots. It’s WRONG”
This has caught the attention of his fans, who are now wondering if the actor left the series for health reasons, due to a calendar conflict with other projects or for personal reasons; or if your departure was not voluntary. Neither Paramount nor anyone on the team have confirmed anything and theories have exploded. on the page of Reddit of the series, a user who claims to have worked on the filming says that Nieves “left the series under less than ideal circumstances“and that he would not say anything more about it, also commenting that he saw the renewal of the series as unlikely for a second seasonbeing affected by the writers’ strike.
All these speculations have not been confirmed and many fans ask that they not be removed. hasty conclusions about what may have happened. Some have highlighted the fact that Nieves go on sharing promotional content of the seriesso nothing serious should have happened, but others say that he is probably fulfilling the contract he has signed with the producer.
Another of the theories being considered is that Nieves left the production due to calendar conflictssince it is known that he will participate in the Netflix series ‘The Corps’ along with Miles Heizer and Vera Farmiga, which, according to reports Deadline in May, it has already received the green light to start production.
Curiously, the series tells a story located in the us navy and the “excuse” with which Richie’s character has been eliminated from the ‘Grease’ series is that he has gone to military school. While some fans think it could be a hint that Nieves will come backOthers say that ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ was filmed long before the actor’s addition to the cast of ‘The Corps’ was announced, so both shoots cannot have coincided.
history repeats itself
Although it is not yet clear what happened, his followers wish Nieves the best and many have also taken the questionable CGI scene with humor, remembering other examples of series and movies that used the same technique. The case of ‘The Goldbergs’ has been remembered, in which the actor Jeff Garlin was fired; or the movie ‘Game with Death’, for which Bruce Lee had only recorded 40 minutes when he died in 1973.
This happened on The Goldbergs? pic.twitter.com/188dEFyLSa
? Patrick Leijon (Lay-yawn) (@PatriciusAcutus) June 3, 2023
They watched Game of Death and were like, “That’s it.” pic.twitter.com/5rbFtuH6i5
? Dillon Taylor (@dillontaylor) June 3, 2023
Perhaps if a second season of ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ is confirmed we will have more news about Richie’s character and the reason why Nieves left the production. For now, the First season It can be seen in Spain on SkyShowtime.