Zoey 101 sequel movie starring Jamie Lynn Spears is in the works
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A Zoey 101 sequel movie starring Jamie Lynn Spears is in the works.
The original series - which ran for four seasons from 2005 to 2008 followed titular character Zoey Brooks, played by Spears, as she enrolled in Pacific Coast Academy, a school that previously only allowed boys to attend.
In the film follow-up, she is reunited with her old classmates at a wedding.
According to Variety, other original cast members on board for the movie are Erin Sanders (Quinn Pensky), Sean Flynn (Chase Matthews), Matthew Underwood (Logan Reese), Christopher Massey (Michael Barrett), Abby Wilde (Stacey Dillsen) and Jack Salvatore (Mark Del Figgalo).
Production is already underway, and Spears shared a photo of a script on Instagram, along with the caption: "IT'S OFFICIAL... are you ready?"
Spears is also serving as an executive producer on the movie, which is scheduled to premiere on Paramount+ later this year.
In a statement, the 31-year-old said: "I'm beyond thrilled to be back alongside my PCA family and continue the story of Zoey and all the characters fans know and love.
"As an executive producer, it's been an exciting opportunity to work with such incredible talent as well as Paramount+ and Nickelodeon."
The news comes shortly after Spears broke down in tears as she opened up about her struggles living in the shadow of her big sister, Britney.
The sisters share a tumultuous relationship and Jamie Lynn spoke about the impact of being Britney's little sis on Special Forces: World's Toughest Test, shedding tears as she confided in the instructors.
"Growing up, my sister became famous, worldwide famous, when I was very young," Jamie Lynn said.
"I guess I just wanna like [prove that] I'm just like worth something. I'm so proud of her, love her to death, but I don't know. Sometimes I feel like I don't really have anything for myself."
She then added: "I struggle with self-esteem all the time."
Jamie Lynn is an actor and singer in her own right, but of course, many people know her best as the sister of Britney, who is 10 years her senior.
The siblings have had some rocky times, and in her memoir Things I Should Have Said - published last January - Jamie Lynn described Britney's behaviour as 'erratic', 'paranoid' and 'spiralling'.
Britney subsequently accused her sister of promoting the book at her expense.
The 'Toxic' singer said her younger sister 'never had to work for anything' and that she had always been 'the bigger person'.
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