Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Featuring Carmen Cusack, Alex Newell, and Skylar Astin, Picked Up to Series

Film & TV News   Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Featuring Carmen Cusack, Alex Newell, and Skylar Astin, Picked Up to Series
 
Jane Levy stars in the NBC musical drama, billed as "What Women Want meets La La Land."
Jane Levy in <i>Zoey&#39;s Extraordinary Playlist</i>
Jane Levy in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Sergei Bachlakov/NBC

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, a Silicon Valley–set musical drama, has received a series order from NBC. Jane Levy stars in the title role of the Lionsgate and Universal project, about a computer coder who suddenly realizes she can hear other people's innermost thoughts, which take the form of elaborate musical numbers.

Oscar winner and Broadway alum Mary Steenburgen is also among the cast as Zoey's mother, as are musical theatre favorites Alex Newell as Zoey's neighbor, Skylar Astin as her co-worker and best friend, and Tony nominee Carmen Cusack, her tech pioneer boss.

The hour-long series hails from Austin Winsberg (Broadway's First Date), who penned the pilot and produces alongside FeigCo’s Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson, The Tannenbaum Co., and Polygram’s David Blackman and Daniel Inkeles. Richard Shepard directs.

The Peacock network has a history of blending musical theatre and serial drama, with such past shows as Smash and Rise.

Alex Newell and Skylar Astin
Alex Newell and Skylar Astin
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