Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist boss talks finale and season 2

Louise McCreesh
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Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist spoilers follow.

The showrunner of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist has revealed what plans are in store for a potential second season, following that devastating season one finale.

The episode saw Zoey (Don't Breathe's Jane Levy) tragically lose her father Mitch (The OC's Peter Gallagher) as a result of his Progressive Supranuclear Palsy illness.

Based loosely on the real-life experiences of showrunner Austin Winsberg, Austin has revealed that the second season would see Zoey's family adjust to life after losing a loved one.

He also said that for Zoey, there's some "emotional complexity ahead".

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"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?" Austin told Entertainment Weekly.

"And what are any lessons, if at all, that we can take from this experience to hopefully make ourselves better people?

"It informs the family in a huge way."

He added: "And then for Zoey just this idea of where do I go from here and what, if any, good can I take from this?

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"The overarching thematic idea I'd like to do in season two is a little bit of man's search for meaning, and amongst all of our characters but especially for Zoey what kind of person do I want to be and how can I make the most of the time I have?

"There's going to be emotional complexity for Zoey ahead and she might not always act in the ways that we would think or expect for her to act because of it."

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist airs on NBC.

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