It’s been 15 years since the popular show Zoey 101 ended its four-season run, but fans can now look forward to a reunion with the original cast. Nickelodeon announced on Thursday that production has started on a follow-up movie, which will see Jamie Lynn Spears reprise her role in the lead.
The working title for the movie is Zoey 102. The movie will be streaming exclusively on Paramount+ and will be joined by the recent iCarly revival. Fans of the show are excited to see the cast back together and to see what the new story will be about.
Jamie Lynn Spears said in a statement that she is thrilled to be back with her PCA family and to continue the story of Zoey and all the characters that fans know and love.
The movie will star Erin Sanders as Quinn Pensky, Sean Flynn as Chase Matthews, Matthew Underwood as Logan Reese, Christopher Massey as Michael Barret, Abby Wilde as Stacey Dillsen, and Jack Salvatore as Mark Del Figgalo. However, Victoria Justice and Austin Butler, who played Lola Martinez and James Garrett respectively, will not be a part of the cast.
Victoria Justice went on to star in her own Nickelodeon series Victorious, while Austin Butler recently won a Golden Globe and is on his way to a seemingly sure-fire Oscar nomination for his role in Elvis.
Zoey 101, which was about the first group of female students at Pacific Coast Academy, a prestigious boarding school that previously only admitted male students, will have its sequel, Zoey 102. The movie will follow PCA alumni as they reunite for a wedding in the present day.
The idea of a Zoey 101 follow-up has been hinted at for years. In 2015, to mark the 10th anniversary of the episode “Time Capsule”, the original creator of Zoey 101, Dan Schneider, released a clip in which Chase finally watched the DVD time capsule in which Zoey confessed her love for him.
The new movie may pick up on that unresolved plot thread. In 2019, Jamie Lynn Spears reunited with much of the cast for a sketch on the All That revival, and then in 2020 recruited them for a music video to accompany her new version of “Follow Me,” the show’s theme song. Now, it’s finally time for a full-blown revival of the show.