Jane Levy To Star in NBC's Upcoming Musical Comedy Pilot, ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
JANE LEVY is set to star in NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist musical dramedy pilot, according to Deadline. The pilot hails from Jake in Progress creator Austin Winsberg, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, FeigCo, Universal Music Group and Lionsgate TV.
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is described tonally as What Women Want meets La La Land. It follows a whip-smart but socially awkward girl in her late 20's, Zoey (Levy) who is suddenly able to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and even big musical numbers that they perform just for her. With this new ability at her disposal, she is able to use her "gift" to not only help herself understand people in her life, but also to help others around her.
Levy's Zoey is a socially awkward, smart, charming, type-A whip-smart coder with a nervous energy and an impressive ability to talk a lot.Richard Shepard willdirect the pilot, replacing Paul Feig, who originally intended to direct. Feig will continue to serve as an executive producer.
Winsberg wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Shepard and FeigCo's Feig and Jessie Henderson, along with Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum and Jason Wang via The Tannenbaum Company and David Blackman and Daniel Inkeles of UMG's Polygram Entertainment.
Levy is best known for starring as Tessa Altman on ABC's Suburgatory. She will be seen next in What/If, Netflix's social thriller anthology drama series. She also co-starred on Hulu's Castle Rock and was most recently seen on the big screen in Office Uprising.
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