Jee Younger Han & Felix Mallard To Recur On Season 2 – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Jee Young Han (Bless The Harts, Superstore) and Felix Mallard (Neighbors, Happy Together) will be playing recurring roles with Jane Levy in the coming second season of NBC’s musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
Created and extensively produced by Jake in Progress inventor Austin Winsberg who acts as the showrunner. Zoey’s extraordinary playlist is played by Jane Levy as Zoey Clarke, a whip-wise computer coder who makes her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who has always preferred podcasts to pop songs, suddenly hears the innermost desires, thoughts and desires of the people around her – her family, her co-workers and complete strangers – through popular songs. At first she questions her own health, but after receiving guidance from her musically savvy neighbor Mo (Alex Newell) and having a breakthrough with her ailing father (Peter Gallagher), Zoey quickly realizes that this unwanted curse is just incredible could be a wonderful gift as it connects with the world like never before.
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Han will play Jenna Kang, Emily’s (Alice Lee) wild child, older sister. An aspiring artist and photographer, Jenna comes to town to “help” Emily and David (Andrew Leeds) with their new baby, and only adds to the mess. Eventually, an unlikely friendship forms between her and Maggie (Mary Steenburgen).
Mallard will portray Aiden, Zoey’s (Levy) grew up neighbor. A freshly graduated college, he just got back from a backpack in Asia and moved back in with his parents. He works in an ice cream parlor while trying to start his garage band. He’s a free spirit who lives one day at a time, and he helps Zoey be more adventurous.
Winsberg writes and produces. Kim Tannenbaum and Eric Tannenbaum, Paul Feig, David Blackman, Daniel Inkeles and Sam Laybourne are also serving as executive producers. Dan Magnante, Jason Wang, Samantha McIntyre, Emily Fox and Robert Sudduth are co-executive producers, while Michele Greco and Mandy Moore are producing.
Zoey’s extraordinary playlist is created by Lionsgate and Universal Television (a division of Universal Studio Group) in association with Tannenbaum Company, Feigco Entertainment, Polygram Entertainment of Universal Music Group, and Zihuatenejo Productions.
Han’s recent credits include recurring roles on Superstore and Bless the Harts. She also starred Holly in NBC pilot Like Magic last year. It will be repeated by Innovative Artists and Ziffren Brittenham.
Mallard is best known for his role as Ben Kirk Neighbours. He also played as Cooper on CBS ‘Happy Together and most recently played Lucas Caravaggio in Locke & Key. He will again be looked after by Echo Lake Entertainment and Linsten Management in Australia.
Season 2 of Zoey’s extraordinary playlist premieres on NBC in the mid-season. Season 1 is currently running on Peacock.