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Jamie Lynn Spears stars in Zoey 102, the Zoey 101 reboot
January 16, 2023
Jamie Lynn Spears joins the rest of the cast of the original ‘Zoey 101’ in the series reunion ‘Zoey 102’. The actress is the younger sister of singer Britney Spears and played the main character Zoey Brooks in the Nickelodeon teen sitcom. Spears appeared on the show from 2005 to 2008, receiving significant media attention after announcing her pregnancy at age 16.
After giving birth, Spears, who has released music and previously appeared in shows, took a five-year hiatus from album-making and acting. She finally returned to singing in 2013 and made her film debut in 2019 as Noreen Fitzgibbons in the Netflix series Sweet Magnolia.
Spears was previously rumored to be in talks with Nickelodeon executives about returning with the rest of the cast, and according to recent reports, an agreement has been reached. The upcoming film is said to be set ten years into the future, with Zoey growing up and becoming a mother, no less.
Read on to learn more.
Jamie Lynn Spears will be part of the Zoey 101 Reunion movie
On Thursday, Paramount+ announced that Spears will return to the Pacific Coast Academy for the upcoming “Zoey 101” reunion. The show, currently titled “Zoey 102,” will be filmed in North Carolina and will include the rest of the original cast.
The actors reprise their roles: Erin Sanders (Quinn Pensky), Christopher Massey (Michael Barret), Sean Flynn (Chase Matthews), Jack Salvatore (Mark Del Figgalo), Matthew Underwood (Logan Reese) and Abby Wilde (Stacey Dillsen).
“I’m so excited to be back with my PCA family and continue Zoey’s story and all the characters fans know and love,” the actress said. New York Post. “As executive producer, it has been an exciting opportunity to work with such incredible talent, as well as Paramount+ and Nickelodeon.”
‘Zoey 102’ will be released later this year
According to reports, the film’s cast will reunite in a wedding set in the present day, nearly two decades after the series debuted in 2005. “Zoey 102” is expected to be released later this year.
The cast of the series held a mini-reunion in 2019 with the exception of Spears and Austin Butler. In a video dedicated to the actress, the stars said: “We miss you, wish you were here” before singing the show’s theme song in chorus.
Flynn, who plays Chase on Zoey 101, joked, “We’re working on vocals.” Spears caught it Instagram he reposted the video and mentioned why he couldn’t make it. She wrote: “Not only did I miss the meeting, but I also missed FaceTime because I’m lame and fell asleep.”
Dan Schneider will not be part of Zoey 102
Although popular Nickelodeon show creator Dan Schneider is not involved in the “Zoey 101” reboot, he was the creator of the original series. He was also the mastermind behind several Nickelodeon shows in the 2000s; however, he has been accused of misconduct and of “sexualizing” teenagers on numerous occasions.
Based on DeadlineResponding to comments calling him out, Schneider claimed that if anyone thought he was challenging to work with, it was because of his “high standards.” “I’m very willing to stand up for the creative things I believe in,” the creator said.
“I could not and would not have the long-term friendships and loyalty of so many reputable people if I mistreated my actors of any age, especially minors.”
Austin Butler and Alexa Nikolas are not in Zoey 102
Butler, who played James Garrett on Zoey 101, will not be at the reunion. He was one of the main characters of the Disney series and appeared in several shows before it was discontinued in 2008. Nicole’s co-star Alexa Nikolas will also not be on the show.
The actress previously opened up about parts of her child acting career that traumatized her, including when she was yelled at by pop star Britney Spears. He remembered the artist yelling at him while his co-star hid in the back of the room.
Last year, Nikolas revealed that even though Britney has apologized to him, Nickelodeon has yet to say anything. “He apologized to me personally,” she said. – Britney Spears actually apologized, but Nickelodeon didn’t. Isn’t it funny? Yes, Britney Spears apologized, not Nickelodeon.