SAN JOSE, Calif.- Sept. 8, 2021 – Roku and worldwide content material materials chief Lionsgate for the time being launched that an all-new feature-length film based totally on Emmy -winning current “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” will debut on The Roku Channel this trip season. The enterprise, which is ready to convey the distinctive solid once more for a trip encore, is the first Roku Distinctive feature-length film launched for The Roku Channel. Manufacturing for “Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas” will begin in Vancouver this month and might air with out price on The Roku Channel inside the U.Okay. “‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ is the kind of current that doesn’t merely entertain people, it speaks to them,” talked about Colin Davis, Roku’s Head of Distinctive Scripted Programming. “The current has a therapeutic power about it, which is dropped at life by the extraordinarily proficient solid through music and dance. That reference to the viewers is what makes bringing a holiday-themed film like Zoey to life with the distinctive solid so explicit. We’re utterly thrilled to call ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas’ our first Roku Distinctive film and make it accessible to every longtime followers and new ones on The Roku Channel this trip.” The film picks up the place season two left off, persevering with Zoey’s journey as she navigates work, family, love, and the whole thing in between. Golden Globe nominated Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar, Mary Steenburgen, Peter Gallagher, and Bernadette Peters (nominated for an Emmy for her effectivity inside the sequence), will all reprise their roles, bringing the an identical love and keenness to the full-length attribute film that loyal followers have come to know from the television current. “Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas” is produced by Lionsgate in affiliation with the Tannenbaum Agency, Feigco Leisure and Widespread Music Group’s Polygram Leisure and Zihuatenejo Productions. Creator Austin Winsberg talked about, “I am so terribly grateful to The Roku Channel for serving to us get Zoey to sing as soon as extra. I can’t contemplate a further acceptable time to take heed to anyone’s coronary coronary heart music than the holidays. And Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas shall be a chance to supply the followers and new viewers alike a chance to all faucet their toes and get inside the trip mood. This current 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 an identical impression on viewers in all places…” “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” television sequence debuted on NBC in 2020 quickly turning into one amongst television’s most buzzed-worthy reveals and a rankings hit. The sequence was a critic’s favorite incomes numerous award accolades along with an Emmy award for Wonderful Choreography for Scripted Programming,5 Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination for its star Jane Levy. After its run on NBC, the sequence and experience acquired immense help on socials through savezoeysplaylist to proceed the story, underscoring the current’s loyal fan base. “The followers had been passionate and unwavering of their help, and their perseverance paid off. There’s no greater encore than a Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist movie on Roku accessible to stream for the holidays,” talked about Lionsgate EVP, Television & Head of Progress Scott Herbst and Lionsgate EVP, Television & Head of Current Programming Lee Hollin. “We’re proud to companion with The Roku Channel in bringing compelling, genuine programming to their fast-growing and engaged audiences. ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas’ is a continuation of our beloved story and Roku is the fitting residence for it.” Austin Winsberg will write and govt produce. Richard Shepard, director of the “Zoey’s Extraordinary Play” pilot, will direct. Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, Paul Feig, David Blackman and Daniel Inkeles will operate govt producers. Dan Magnante, Jason Wang and Mandy Moore will operate co-executive producers with Michele Greco serving as producer. Sam Laybourne and Samantha McIntyre are Consulting Producers. Roku Originals proceed to resonate with streamers. The very best 5 streamed TV packages by distinctive view on The Roku Channel this summer season season (from Would possibly 20 to July 18) had been all Roku Originals. From award-winning scripted leisure and interesting documentaries to new breakout unscripted sequence, Roku Originals gives viewers free entry to daring, current leisure from the biggest names in Hollywood. Roku Originals could be discovered utterly on The Roku Channel. Established in 2017, The Roku Channel is the home with out price leisure on the Roku platform.


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