It’s official! Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist will get a two-hour wrap up movie on Roku!
The news was announced today, via Variety, from the streaming platform, which has revealed the movie will be Christmas themed.
The news about the possible movie was first reported last month.
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Variety says that the film will air exclusively on its ad-supported The Roku Channel in the U.S. later this year.
While there’s not an official premiere date just yet, Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas, is expected to begin production in Vancouver, Canada next week.
Roku added that Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas will also be available to stream on Roku in Canada and in the U.K.
In addition, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist will also stream all 25 episodes of the show later this fall.
“It’s a transcendent show, it’s something that connects with people across the country,” Colin Davis, head of original scripted programming at Roku, said of the show in a statement. “That connection with the audience is what makes bringing a holiday-themed film like ‘Zoey’ to life with the original cast so special.”
He also revealed that the decision to make the movie first, as opposed to more episodes, was done in order to get the revival to audiences as quickly as possible to capitalize on the demand.
“It’s what can be done quickly,” he shared. “We wanted to not slow down the momentum that exists around the show and the fandom for this show and make sure that people get an encore quickly.”
Colin added, “We wanted to do something that has an entry point for people who hadn’t seen the show before. A lot of people were never exposed or had a chance to sample it, and we believe that a Christmas movie creates an easier entry point.”
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist stars 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.