This may be hard to believe, but it’s been more than 15 years since Zoey 101 premiered on Nickelodeon in 2005!
The fan-favorite series starred Jamie Lynn Spears, Victoria Justice, Matthew Underwood, Paul Butcher, Erin Sanders, Christopher Massey, Sean Flynn and more, and followed a group of students at California’s fictional Pacific Coast Academy. Zoey 101 officially came to an end in 2008, but fans are still hoping for a comeback!
“Zoey was the problem solver and the good-at-everything girl. But we need to add some depth to her,” Jamie said during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in May 2020, explaining where the iconic character would be now. “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. Maybe Zoey would be working in fashion in some capacity.”
As fans know, the actress has been vocal about getting the original cast back together for a reboot.
“I’ve had conversations, and we want to be able to tell everyone’s story the best way we can, and finding the right home for it, I think that’s the most important part right now,” she explained to E! News in July 2020. “These conversations were being had before quarantine … We’re still having them, but everything’s just at a slower pace.”
While chatting with Entertainment Tonight that same month, Jamie tease that “we want [the reboot] to be good.”
“We want it to relate to the fans. That’s why the show worked in the first place, because we connected to our fans and where they were in their life,” the mom of two gushed. “So we want to make sure we find a home and the best story to tell.”
So, there you have it, there may not be any official Zoey 101 reboot in the works just yet, but the cast is hopeful. In fact, they even released an updated version of the theme song, “Follow Me” in October 2020. “So I think that all this did was push [the reboot] to happen sooner,” Jamie said of the song.
Of course, the cast reunited for the 2020 “Follow Me” music video, and it was epic! Wondering what else these former Nickelodeon stars have been up to since the show ended? Scroll through our gallery to see what the stars of Zoey 101 are up to now.
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