Will these ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ cast members return for the movie?
Theater kids everywhere got some amazing news this week, with some buzz about NBC’s beloved show Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Not to be confused with Zoey 101 & Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist sucked in an army of loyal followers after the show dropped just two months before the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was named back in March 2020.
The show dropped in January, and musical theater fans couldn’t get enough of the comedy drama. The show delighted fans over the course of its two seasons, but was eventually pulled by NBC. As the trend has been going for cancelled shows, fans complained, and networks listened. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist might not be gone as soon as we all thought.
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Yes, folks, the rumors are true – we haven’t seen the last of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
Entertainment Weekly reported on Wednesday that Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist will return to fans after its two season-long run. However, fans are wondering just how much of the show they’ll get from its creators, and if the musical series is back for good.
Well, unfortunately for fans of the hit show, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist won’t come back for too long. In fact, the series won’t even get a third season from Zoey’s creators (say it ain’t so!). But don’t reach for the tissues just yet – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is confirmed to get a full-length movie for all of its adoring fans.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas
Furthermore, this won’t be any ordinary movie.
In addition to satisfying fans with a conclusion to season 2’s epic cliffhanger, the new movie will have a theme. Theater kids love a theme, and what could be more musical theater in spirit than a holiday theme? That’s right, that holiday, the holidays. The new movie coming to Zoey fans will be called Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas.
Reports say the movie will provide a conclusion to Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and we can only imagine all loose ends will be tied up quite nicely. But is NBC footing the bill?
Reports say the Zoey Christmas special is coming to underdog network, the Roku Channel, and series creator Austin Winsberg couldn’t be more stoked about the new streaming service.
Winsberg is quoted saying, “I am so extremely grateful to the Roku Channel for helping us get Zoey to sing again . . . I can’t think of a more appropriate time to hear someone’s heart song than the holidays . . . this show has always been about empathy, compassion and the triumph of the human spirit. The Roku Channel has sure lifted mine and I hope that our film can have the same effect on viewers everywhere”.
Aww, Windberg & Roku forever. Anyway, let’s get down to the real issue at hand here. Which cast members will return for Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas? Did we lose any of the cast from the series for the jingle-bopping movie?
Zoey fans everywhere can exhale – everyone’s on board for the movie.
Reports say the entire series cast will appear in Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas, including Kapil Talwalkar, David St. Louis, Mary Steenburgen, Bernadette Peters, Peter Gallagher, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, and Michael Thomas Grant. Yes, the band is truly getting back together for the holidays.
Reports say the movie will be ready in time for this year’s holiday season, even though production for the film starts in Vancouver, Canada this month. We can only hope the cast & crew hurry up, because Christmas will be here before you know it.
Which cast member from Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is your number one? Sing your favorite loud & proud in the comments below!