Fans of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist were devastated after NBC announced its cancelation, but the beloved show finally found a new home. The story of this offbeat musical comedy will wrap up on Roku with a holiday-themed movie.
The show’s creator Austin Winsberg said he’s extremely grateful to the Roku Channel for helping them “get Zoey to sing again” and revealed what the upcoming movie has in store.
“I can’t think of a more appropriate time to hear someone’s heart song than the holidays. And Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas will be an opportunity to provide the fans and new viewers alike a chance to all tap their toes and get in the holiday mood,” stated Winsberg.
Colin Davis, Roku’s head of original scripted programming, echoed his statement and said that the healing power of this series is what makes the idea of a holiday-themed film with the original cast so special. According to TV Line, Roku could potentially order additional episodes of the series if the Christmas film performs well, but we’re yet to see what the future holds.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist follows Jane Levy in the role of a programmer who discovers she has the ability to hear people’s inner thoughts in the form of elaborate musical numbers. In addition to Levy, the series also starred Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Peter Gallagher, and Mary Steenburgen.