Jamie Lynn Spears to star in “Zoey 101” reboot film “Zoey 102”
Jamie Lynn Spears introduced she is going to reprise the function she is finest identified for: Zoey Brooks from the Nickelodeon present “Zoey 101.” Spears, 31, posted a photograph on Instagram displaying a script for “Zoey 102” — a film reboot of the hit present that ran from 2005 to 2008.
“Zoey 102” is the working title for the full-length unique film based mostly on characters from “Zoey 101,” and it’ll premiere completely on Paramount+, the company announced. Paramount Global is the mother or father firm of CBS News.
The movie will star Spears and several other alum from the present — together with Erin Sanders (“Quinn Pensky”), Sean Flynn (“Chase Matthews”), Matthew Underwood (“Logan Reese”), Christopher Massey (“Michael Barret”), Abby Wilde (“Stacey Dillsen”) and Jack Salvatore (“Mark Del Figgalo”).
Underwood commented on Spears’ submit, which additionally included a photograph of administrators’ chairs with every of the returning characters’ names embroidered on them. “It’s so unbelievable to be again with the gang once more,” he wrote.
The TV present, created by Dan Schneider, adopted the teenage characters at Pacific Coast Academy, the California boarding college that serves because the setting for the present. “Zoey 102” will observe the characters after they’ve left PCA, after they reunite for a marriage within the film.
The movie is at present in manufacturing in Northern California and Spears is serving as government producer. It is about to premiere later this yr.
The “Zoey 101” reboot comes at a time when many nostalgic TV reveals are being recreated. Paramount+ additionally rebooted “iCarly,” a well-liked live-action present that aired on Nickelodeon from 2007 to 2012.
Spears made headlines when she turned pregnant at 16 whereas starring on “Zoey 101.” At the time, Nickelodeon issued a statement saying: “We respect Jamie Lynn’s resolution to take accountability on this delicate and private state of affairs. We know this can be a very troublesome time for her and her household, and our major concern proper now’s for Jamie Lynn’s properly being.”
Spears took a break from performing after giving delivery to her daughter, Maddie, in 2008. She has since married Jamie Watson and had one other daughter, Ivey, in 2018.
She not too long ago starred within the Netflix collection “Sweet Magnolias.”
Spears’ sister, Britney Spears, has made headlines lately for combating in courtroom to finish her conservatorship. The older Spears’ conservatorship, throughout which many features of her life and funds had been managed by her dad, was terminated in 2021, and Spears has made a number of public, disparaging feedback about her household, together with her youthful sister.
In an interview with “Good Morning America” final yr, Jamie Lynn said she “took no steps” to be part of her sister’s controversial conservatorship.
“When it was put into place I used to be 17 years outdated,” she said. “I used to be about to have a child, so I did not perceive what was occurring. Nor was I targeted on that. I used to be targeted on the truth that I used to be a 17-year-old about to have a child. I perceive simply as little about it then as I do now.”