Fans of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist were given some hope when rumors of the series being brought back by Roku started. Today, Roku announced that an all-new feature-length film based on the series will debut on The Roku Channel in the U.S. this holiday season, as well as streaming on Roku in Canada and the U.K.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas will feature the original
cast in the first Roku Original feature-length film announced for The Roku
Channel. All 25 episodes of the series will also be available to stream for
free on The Roku Channel later this fall.
“‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ is the kind of show that
doesn’t just entertain people, it speaks to them,” said Colin Davis, Roku’s
Head of Original Scripted Programming. “The show has a healing power about it,
which is brought to life by the incredibly talented cast through music and
dance. That connection with the audience is what makes bringing a
holiday-themed film like Zoey to life with the original cast so special. We are
absolutely thrilled to call ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas’ our first Roku
Original film and make it available to both longtime fans and new ones on The
Roku Channel this holiday.”
The film picks up where season 2 left off, with Zoey
navigating work, family, love, and everything in between. 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 will all be back for the holiday encore.
“I am so extremely grateful to The Roku Channel for helping
us get Zoey to sing again,” said Creator Austin Winsberg. “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.
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…”
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