Wading into a complete mess of controversies, apparently with blithe indifference, Nickelodeon introduced right this moment that it was launching a sequel film to Dan Schneider-produced youngsters sequence Zoey 101, calling it, unsurprisingly, Zoey 102.
This’ll take a second to unpack, so bear with us: Though he almost definitely gained’t be concerned within the movie itself, Schneider has change into an more and more dicey matter for Nickelodeon lately normally; the previous Head Of The Class star was a serious moneymaker for the community from the ’90s by the 2010s, creating a few of their most profitable kid-based sitcoms. However he’s additionally been the topic of loads of half-whispered feedback about inappropriate conduct—most lately in iCarly star Jennette McCurdy’s current e-book I’m Glad My Mother Died, the place McCurdy tells a number of tales a couple of man referred to solely as “The Creator,” who emotionally manipulated teen actors and was typically bodily inappropriate with them.
By way of Zoey 101, in the meantime, former co-star Alexa Nikolas—who’s had a protracted and fractious relationship with sequence star Jamie Lynn Spears, as nicely—lately mentioned that she “didn’t really feel secure” round Schneider. Nikolas is not, unsurprisingly, anticipated to take part within the new film—though Spears is, starring entrance and heart in Zoey 102. (In the meantime, she has, in fact, additionally had a complete different set of controversies over the previous few years, centered on her often-fractious relationship along with her sister Britney.)
So, yeah: That’s a lot of caveats to drop in entrance of what would in any other case be a reasonably fluff-focused film geared toward getting some nostalgia views over on Paramount+. The movie itself will give attention to a lot of the authentic forged of the sequence (together with Spears), as they arrive collectively for a marriage and to reminisce about their youthful days. Different listed forged members on the film embody Erin Sanders, Sean Flynn, Matthew Underwood, Christopher Massey, Abby Wilde, and Jack Salvatore; no phrase but who’ll be taking on duties on the inventive facet of the challenge.