Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 release date, cast, more

Everything we know about Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 is coming to NBC! The first season’s release was probably one of the very few good things to come out of 2020—you might even say it was love at first sight. So, we’re definitely looking forward to seeing more.

The new season should be pretty interesting, especially considering they had to film in the middle of a global pandemic. How will the cast pull off Mandy Moore’s iconic choreography under the current conditions? It will definitely be interesting to find out!

Season 1 ended on a painful, yet beautiful, note. So, what’s next? We have the scoop on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 here!

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 release date

Just like the first season, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 will premiere in January. It will, however, air on a new day and time.

Season 1 was on Sunday nights at 9/8c, but Season 2 is moving to Tuesdays at 8/7c. This should be a big upgrade since This Is Us will come on immediately after it. Hopefully, some viewers tuning in to This Is Us will catch the tail end of a Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist episode and decide they need to see more.

The exact Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 release date is Tues. Jan 5 at 8/7c. Don’t miss it!

Harvey Guillen is coming to Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 2

PASADENA, CA – FEBRUARY 04: Harvey Guillen attends the 2019 Winter TCA Tour – FX Starwalk at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 4, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 cast

Obviously, it wouldn’t be Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist without our Zoey, and Jane Levy will be back as the star. You can also expect to see Alex Newell as Mo, Mary Steenburgen as Maggie, and Lauren Graham guest-starring as Joan.

You also can’t have Zoey without Max—nope, not possible!—which means Skylar Astin is obviously still part of the cast. If you remember how the love triangle was left by the end of Season 1, you know you’ll see John Clarence Stewart as Simon, too.

Deadline reported earlier this year that Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 will see more of some of our favorite Season 1 characters than ever before. Michael Thomas Grant and Kapil Talwalkar will be back as Leif and Tobin, but now they’re series regulars. The same goes for Andrew Leeds and Alice Lee as Zoey’s brother and sister-in-law, David and Emily.

We’re also getting some new characters for the new season. These include, but probably won’t be limited to: Jee Young Han as “Jenna Kang, Emily’s (Alice Lee) wild child older sister,” Felix Mallard as Aiden, and Harvey Guillén as “George, a new programmer who is constantly looking for approval from the titular Zoey (Jane Levy) and his colleagues.”

You might recognize Guillén from What We Do in the Shadows. He’s also bringing some queer, Latinx representation to Zoey’s Playlist.

Where’s the Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 trailer?

So far, we don’t have a trailer. We’ll try to update you as soon as we do. Until then, let’s just enjoy some bloopers from Season 1.

What else can we expect from Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2?

Series creator Austin Winsberg has already seen Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 Episode 1. If his Twitter feed is anything to go by, the new season will make us just as emotional as the last.

As for specifics, if you don’t want to be spoiled, avoid this next bit. Winsberg gave a post-finale interview with Give Me My Remote this past spring, and he already had a lot planned out. Of note to the shippers out there, the love triangle will most likely still be in play:

And I just like the idea that going into season 2 that both these guys are worthy contenders. Where I think Simon has a leg up is that he absolutely understands grief in a way that that Max doesn’t. And I think where Max has a leg up is in his connection to her and the family. And I think she just connects with both of them in different ways. So I think exploring that…also, I think her mindset is going to change now that her dad is gone. And I think that is going to inform her views on both of those relationships going forward.

That should definitely be a fun dynamic to continue to explore, assuming plans didn’t change. As we mentioned in our introduction, we’re also looking forward to seeing some more of Mandy Moore’s Emmy-winning choreography—especially given the particular challenges probably caused by the pandemic situation.

Based on everything we know so far, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 is already shaping up to be just as impactful as the first 12 episodes. So, now all we have to do is wait.

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