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22nd May 2020

Jamie Lynn Spears confirms “mature” Zoey 101 reboot – but it won’t be on Nickelodeon

Jade Hayden

Pacific Coast Academy, here we come.

Zoey 101 was a formative TV show.

It taught us about teenage romances. It emphasised the importance of doing well in class. It created an entirely unrealistic expectation for boarding schools around the world.

An iconic TV series it was, and an anniversary reunion was deserve. And lucky for us, there is actually one coming, but it’s not Zoey 101 as we know it.

Rather, it’s a “mature” version of the show to see what Zoey, Chase, Quinn et al have been up to since their days at the most boujie boarding school in the world.

Jamie Lynn Spears confirmed the news this week, saying that she and cast are in the very early stages of talks. We’ll take it, sure.

“Everything and anything is on the table, whether that’s a movie or a series,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

“In all of the discussions I’ve had with Nickelodeon — which are in baby stages, by the way — the main thing is figuring out the right home for the reboot.”

“We couldn’t do it justice by putting it back on Nickelodeon, because our fanbase has grown into young adults like me, 29 or around the same age. We want to tell stories about where the characters are now.

“We want to connect with the fans and touch on topics that are impacting millennials, so it would have to be aged up and be more mature.”

Spears, who is promoting her new show, Sweet Magnolias, said that she is looking forward to seeing where Zoey is now.

The show aired on Nickelodeon between 2005 and 2008, ending as Spears announced her pregnancy and intention to take a step back from the spotlight.

“We know she’s in charge of something. She’s a boss of some type,” said Spears.

“She and Chase would definitely have some type of tangled love story. I don’t think they would have just left PCA and gotten married.

“I really can’t wait to get the ball rolling – once quarantine is over, of course.”