Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, which was canceled as a collection final spring by NBC, will sing on as a Christmas-themed function movie streaming on the Roku Channel this vacation season.
Manufacturing of Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas will begin in Vancouver this month, with Lionsgate remaining onboard because the studio. Solid members Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar, David St. Louis, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Gallagher and Bernadette Peters are all returning. Story-wise, the movie picks up the place season two left off, based on the official announcement.
The movie will stream free of charge on the ad-supported Roku Channel within the U.S. Together with the movie, all 25 episodes of the collection will stream on the Roku Channel within the U.S. later this fall.
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It’s the first Roku Originals movie and in addition the primary scripted undertaking outdoors of the pool of Quibi reveals Roku acquired final January from the shuttered cellular streaming service. The Roku Originals banner launched earlier this 12 months on the Roku Channel, which reaches households with 70 million viewers, based on the corporate, rating among the many high locations in streaming.
Unique programming seems to be a significant complement to the present lineup of 40,000 on-demand titles and nearly 200 dwell, linear networks on the Roku Channel, which launched in 2017. Between Might 20 and July 18, the corporate stated, the highest 5 TV applications when it comes to distinctive views on the Roku Channel had been all Roku Originals, based on the corporate.
The Zoey’s Christmas undertaking will even be on Roku in Canada and the UK.
Solid members had all been launched from the present in July, as Deadline reported, with producers and Lionsgate taking a look at choices past NBC the place it’d proceed. Whereas a fan favourite and a recipient of vital reward and awards consideration, the present didn’t construct viewers in its second season. Even counting seven days of delayed viewing, Season 2 delivered a 0.6 ranking within the demo, down 14% from its debut season.
“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is the form of present that doesn’t simply entertain individuals, it speaks to them,” Colin Davis, Roku’s head of unique scripted programming stated in a press launch. “The present has a therapeutic energy about it, which is delivered to life by the extremely proficient solid by music and dance. That reference to the viewers
is what makes bringing a holiday-themed movie like Zoey to life with the unique solid so particular.”
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas is produced by Lionsgate in affiliation with the Tannenbaum Firm, Feigco Leisure and Common Music Group’s Polygram Leisure and Zihuatenejo Productions.
“I’m so extraordinarily grateful to The Roku Channel for serving to us get Zoey to sing once more,” creator Austin Winsberg stated. “I can’t consider a extra acceptable time to listen to somebody’s coronary heart track than the vacations. And Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas shall be a possibility to supply the followers and new viewers alike an opportunity to all faucet their toes and get within the vacation temper.”
Lionsgate EVP, Tv & Head of Growth Scott Herbst and Lionsgate EVP, Tv & Head of Present Programming Lee Hollin saluted the fervor of the present’s followers. “The followers had been passionate and unwavering of their assist, and their perseverance paid off,” they stated.
Austin Winsberg will write and government produce. Richard Shepard, director of the “Zoey’s Extraordinary Play” pilot, will direct. Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, Paul Feig, David Blackman and Daniel Inkeles will function government producers. Dan Magnante, Jason Wang and Mandy Moore will function coexecutive producers with Michele Greco serving as producer. Sam Laybourne and Samantha McIntyre are