The series stars Jane Levy as Zoey Clarke, a computer programmer who discovers she has the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of people as songs. Each episode features multiple song-and-dance numbers that develop the storyline. The series has received generally positive reviews from critics. In June , the series was renewed for a second season. On January 12, , the production officially received a pilot order. Production companies involved with the pilot include Lionsgate Television and Universal Television. On May 12, , it was announced that the production had been given a series order. Principal photography for the first season began on September 3, , and ended on January 30, , in Richmond, British Columbia. This is a list of songs that have been performed on the show.
We knew it was coming but that didn't mean it hurt any less watching Zoey Jane Levy lose her father Peter Gallagher in the season 1 finale of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. All season long, Zoey and her family have been preparing to say goodbye to Mitch after his Progressive Supranuclear Palsy illness got worse. And after she saw herself sing "Bad Moon Rising" in the mirror, Zoey had a feeling something bad was going to happen. Her fears came true when Mitch took his last breath and died surrounded by his family. Zoey had one last vision of her father, dancing together as he passed away. It was beautiful, it was moving, and it was downright heartbreaking. The finale continued with Mitch's funeral and ended as everyone left. The Clarke family sat with each other in silence as Mitch's spot on the couch remained empty, and Zoey started to cry. Below, EW got Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist creator Austin Winsberg — who based the series, and this episode in particular, on his own life and experience losing his father to PSP — to break down that emotional finale, tease where the series will go in season 2 if it gets renewed, and more. One of the ideas going forward in season 2 is how does a family move on after death and how does the family move on after tragedy and what are the ways in which we try to rebound and bounce back?
If there's a song in your heart, it will get in her head. Jane Levy stars in this high-concept drama as Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her - her family, co-workers and complete strangers - through popular songs. At first, she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbor, Mo, and making a breakthrough with her ailing father, Zoey soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before. Lauren Graham is a special guest star. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. Season 1 Season 1. Zoey and Max Hook Up!
Will Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist return for season 2, and if so, what will the show's story be about? Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist premiered in January and wrapped its episode first season in May. In Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist , brilliant computer programmer Zoey Clarke Jane Levy somehow gained the power to hear other people's innermost feelings and desires — but performed through pop songs and dance numbers that only she can see and hear. Zoey described her ability as " X-Men meets The Voice " and, thanks to her genderfluid next-door neighbor Mo Alex Newell , Zoey realized that her mission is to figure out why each person is singing a "heart song" and how she can help them with their issues. However, no one was more important to Zoey than her father Mitch Peter Gallagher , who was dying of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy throughout the season. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist season 1 brought Mitch's story to its tragic but inevitable conclusion, but left the door wide open for Zoey's journey of heart songs to continue. However, with productions halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's not clear what direction NBC will take in terms of its multiple live-action series and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist has its own production challenges since it shoots in Vancouver which doubles for San Francisco. So, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is currently stuck in a holding pattern waiting for word on a renewal. Encouragingly, Winsberg cited that there is "so much love" from the President of NBC and other executives at the network for Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist so he's "cautiously optimistic" that season 2 will happen.