We knew it was coming but that didn't mean it hurt any less watching Zoey Jane Levy lose her father Peter Gallagher in the season 1 finale of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. All season long, Zoey and her family have been preparing to say goodbye to Mitch after his Progressive Supranuclear Palsy illness got worse. And after she saw herself sing "Bad Moon Rising" in the mirror, Zoey had a feeling something bad was going to happen. Her fears came true when Mitch took his last breath and died surrounded by his family. Zoey had one last vision of her father, dancing together as he passed away. It was beautiful, it was moving, and it was downright heartbreaking. The finale continued with Mitch's funeral and ended as everyone left. The Clarke family sat with each other in silence as Mitch's spot on the couch remained empty, and Zoey started to cry. Below, EW got Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist creator Austin Winsberg — who based the series, and this episode in particular, on his own life and experience losing his father to PSP — to break down that emotional finale, tease where the series will go in season 2 if it gets renewed, and more. One of the ideas going forward in season 2 is how does a family move on after death and how does the family move on after tragedy and what are the ways in which we try to rebound and bounce back?
Movies / TV
The series stars Jane Levy as Zoey Clarke, a computer programmer who discovers she has the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of people as songs. Each episode features multiple song-and-dance numbers that develop the storyline. The series has received generally positive reviews from critics. In June , the series was renewed for a second season. On January 12, , the production officially received a pilot order. Production companies involved with the pilot include Lionsgate Television and Universal Television. On May 12, , it was announced that the production had been given a series order. Principal photography for the first season began on September 3, , and ended on January 30, , in Richmond, British Columbia. This is a list of songs that have been performed on the show. The series features "musical performances that explore the innermost feelings of its characters" as they "break out into song and sometimes dance".
Zoey Jane Levy , a smart and driven computer coder working her way through the male-dominated tech industry in San Francisco, all of a sudden starts to hear the innermost thoughts, secrets, and desires of the people around her… through giant, colorful, musical numbers. After she questions her own sanity she realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift since her father Mitch Peter Gallagher suffers from a rare neurological disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy PSP , which has rendered him unable to move or communicate with his daughter, his wife Maggie Mary Steenburgen , and everyone else around him. He was losing weight rapidly. And Winsberg was welcoming his first child at the same time this was happening with his father. It actually made me feel happy.
By Nellie Andreeva , Peter White. We hear the order is for 13 episodes. TV are discussing a deal, while Indebted is not expected to continue. But the Jan. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her — her family, co-workers and complete strangers — through popular songs.