Now that NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” viewers know who Zoey Clark (Jane Levy) picks as her love interest, did any of the cast members know how the Season 2 premiere will go in advance?
I know for a fact that this Max and Zoey thing is going to be tackled.
But there is so much more that needs to be said,’ said actor Skylar Astin, who plays Max, in August.
Astin revealed that he is leaving to shoot Season 2 in a few weeks and is pleased to be part of one of the first productions after the pandemic to begin shooting.
“We’re leaving next week to go to Vancouver,” he said. “We’re one of the first productions to start filming. I think that’s because Canada is doing pretty well there and they want to make sure we not only get into the country healthy, but stay healthy.”
What could Skylar Astin have revealed about Season 2?
Astin wasn’t sharing any Season 2 information at this stage.
But he knew that designer Austin Winsberg would delve into the characters more deeply. “I think every actor, but also every character is such a well, a deep well of emotion and humor and backstory,”I believe every actor, but every character as well, is such a well, a deep well of emotion and humor and backstory.
“And I know we’re going to focus on the series regulars that we met in Season 1, both individually and how they interact with each other,” Astin said.
Well then, I’m just going to leave it here…. Oh, good night! ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’: Is Zoey choosing between Max and Simon in the Season 2 premiere? #ZoeysPlaylist #TeamMax pic.twitter.com/Z83WrK64mI- Skylar Astin (@SkylarAstin) January 6, 2021
He said he likes to be amazed by the script too. “I actually intentionally asked Austin to keep me in the dark to a certain extent,” Astin said. “Even though I know in broad strokes what he hopes the soul of the show will be for Season 2.”
Max is unlikely to return to SPRQPOINT [sparkpoint], Astin shared. “Now that Max has lost his job, I actually don’t know if he’s going to come back or when he’s going to be back at SPRQPOINT [sparkpoint],” he said. “It takes him out of development and leaves him where he’s going to be.”
More surprises triggered by the pandemic
Lauren Graham was another actor who was shocked by Season 2. Because of the pandemic, she had a scheduling problem with the filming. “Please watch the first episode of @ZoeysPlaylist tonight!” she tweeted. “Joan is only on for a tiny moment (plans to do more were thwarted by pandemic-related scheduling issues), but I’m so excited to see the amazing @jcolburnlevy and company.”
Winsberg told TV Line, “When Lauren signed on for [Disney+’s] Mighty Ducks [reboot], filming was supposed to start in March, and they were supposed to finish in time for her to be back for Season 2,” “But her shooting schedule ended up being almost the same as the shooting schedule of our series because of the pandemic and the way everything went down.
A golden ticket tbh https://t.co/wc1JKuHybd- Skylar Astin (@SkylarAstin) January 6, 2021 ‘The Extraordinary Playlist of Zoey’: Who plays George in the show?
“I had plans for Joan to be in several episodes of the show,” he said. “And unfortunately, we had to take a step back because there was no way Lauren was going to be able to do both at the same time.”
Tuesday at 8:07 p.m., Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist airs on NBC.