Jane Levy to Star in NBC Pilot ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,’ Paul Feig Drops Out as Director

Richard Shepard to take over for Feig, who remains involved as executive producer

Last Updated: February 11, 2019 @ 2:18 PM

Jane Levy has been cast as the lead in the NBC pilot “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” TheWrap has learned.

From producer Paul Feig and writer Austin Winsberg, the pilot is a musical dramedy about a whip-smart but socially awkward girl in her late 20s who is suddenly able to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and even big musical numbers that they perform just for her.

The “Suburgatory” alum will star as Zoey Harris, who is described as “a socially awkward, smart, charming, type-A whip-smart coder with a nervous energy and an impressive ability to talk a lot.”

Feig was originally attached to direct in addition to serving as executive producer on the pilot, but the “A Simple Favor” helmer has since dropped out, citing scheduling conflicts. Richard Shepard, whose recent TV work includes multiple episodes of “Girls” and the Starz drama “Sweetbitter,” has been tapped to take over as director.

Feig will remain “very actively involved in the pilot” in his EP capacity, the network said.

Jessie Henderson of FeigCo will executive produce alongside The Tannenbaum Company’s Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum and Jason Wang. David Blackman and Daniel Inkeles of Universal Music Group are also attached as EPs.