Keke Palmer Joins Fox’s ‘Grease: Live’ as Pink Lady Marty Maraschino

Broadway scribes Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins will pen the TV adaptation

Last Updated: May 28, 2015 @ 2:32 PM

Keke Palmer is the one that Fox wants. The “Masters of Sex” star is set to play Pink Lady Marty Maraschino on the network’s “Grease: Live” event this January.

She’ll sing and dance with Julianne Hough (as Sandy) and Vanessa Hudgens (as Rizzo). Broadway writers Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins are set to pen the script.

Palmer recently became the first African-American and youngest actress to star in “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” on Broadway. Her film credits include “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” “Joyful Noise,” “Brotherly Love” and “Imperial Dreams.”

Her television credits include “A Trip to Bountiful,” cable miniseries “Full Circle” and a made-for-TV movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.” Palmer is set to star as “Zayday Williams” in Fox’s comedy-horror series “Scream Queens” this fall.

Marc Platt will executive-produce “Grease: Live,” Thomas Kail will oversee stage direction and Alex Rudzinski will serve as the live television director.

“Grease: Live” is based on the original musical “Grease” by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and Paramount Pictures’ 1978 feature adaptation. It is a Paramount Television production.

The Fox live event airs Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET on Fox.