The canceled NBC musical dramedy is set to return for a two-hour wrap-up holiday movie on The Roku Channel in a deal that is still being finalized, reports TVLine's Vlada Gelman. Jane Levy is expected to reprise her titular role. If the holiday movie is successful, Roku could order more seasons. “I believe we can have a real chance somewhere else. But the more fan support we can throw behind it — the better," creator Austin Winsberg tweeted in June after NBC canceled the show after two seasons. According to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, "the pending pact with Roku caps an extensive effort by Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist lead studio Lionsgate Television to find a new home for the show after NBC in June canceled the series and a potential move to NBCUniversal streamer Peacock did not materialize. The studio explored any possible avenues to continue the story of Zoey Clarke — series, miniseries or a movie. While it was doing so, the options on the cast expired at the end of June and were not extended. As it was negotiating with Roku, Lionsgate recently reached out to the key actors on the show and just closed — or is in the process of finalizing — deals with them for the movie."
TOPICS: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, The Roku Channel, Austin Winsberg, Jane Levy, Christmas, Holiday Programming, Lionsgate, Roku