The first full trailer for Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas, the television feature film that ends Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, has dropped, and it seems all of the series’ manic charm remains intact. In the trailer, Zoey (Jane Levy) takes responsibility for putting together the best Christmas possible for her family’s first vacation since the death of her father, Mitch (Peter Gallagher). This leads to songs and hijinks and will fix any issues after the show is canceled after two seasons.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas drops Wednesday, December 1 on the Roku channel, making the jump from its home network, NBC. It had previously been reported that following the series’ cancellation on NBC and after failed attempts to move the show to NBCUniversal’s Peacock, Lionsgate Television, the main studio behind the one-off series, was negotiating a deal. with Roku to develop a farewell feature film. The film is the first Roku Original feature announced for The Roku Channel.
Based on the Emmy-winning show, which premiered in January 2020 and centers on Zoey Clarke, a San Francisco-based software engineer who can understand people’s feelings through “songs from the heart” that ‘only she can hear, Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas will pick up where Season 2, the series finale, ended. According to the official synopsis, the film will continue “Zoey’s journey as she navigates between work, family, love and everything in between”. The film will bring back the original cast including Levy, Gallagher, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar, David St. Louis, Mary Steenburgen and Bernadette Peters and will “bring the same love and passion for the feature film that loyal fans have come to know through the TV show “.
“I’m extremely grateful to the Roku Channel for helping us blackmail Zoey again. I can’t think of a more appropriate time to hear someone’s heart song than the holidays. Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas will be an opportunity to give fans and new viewers a chance to all kick their feet and get in the holiday mood, ”said creator Austin Winsberg. “This show has always been about empathy, compassion and the triumph of the human spirit. The Roku Channel certainly lifted mine and I hope our film can have the same effect on viewers everywhere … “
The film will be written and produced by Winsburg, with Richard Shepard, director of the Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist pilot, staging. In addition to the movie, the Roku Channel is the official home of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, with all 25 episodes available for streaming.