Jamie Lynn Spears reveals details about 'Zoey 101' reboot: 'It should be a show for young adults'

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By RADIO.COM

Jamie Lynn Spears may have been a child star, but she's ready for her second wind.

After years out of the spotlight, Spears is working on a reboot of the kids' classic show from Nickelodeon, "Zoey 101." But this time, the show will be geared towards the people who watched the show when they were younger.

"Obviously we want to meet her as an adult now, and I do think it should be a show for young adults," Spears said in an interview with Nylon. "We want to do it justice for the fans that were 10 and 12 when it first aired, while also bringing in the new generation of fans."

Meanwhile, they want to make sure that Zoey's struggles today resonate with what's going on in the world. "Finding that balance will be really important because we want to connect with where people are today," she said.

"The conversations that we're having right now are creative. 'What is that story? What is the best way to meet Zoey today?' We don't want to just do it to do it. We want it to be good," she continued.

On Thursday, Spears will release a revamped version of "Follow Me (Zoey 101)," the theme song for the show that she wrote and recorded alongside Britney Spears in 2004.

While recording the song, Spears wanted to encapsulate the energy that Zoey would give her fans today. "This is reminiscent of that time, but also the modern Zoey," she said.

"Who would Zoey be today? What would she sound like? This hits it right on the head, especially for where I'm going with everything. And not just for Zoey, but for me, too," she continued.

And while the initial childhood fame was a shock for Spears, she had her sister, Britney, to thank for being a role model in the Hollywood world. "I was able to see it from a different point of view by watching someone who is obviously now an icon, my sister, go through it," she said.

She continued, "She went from this small town to become this huge megastar that will always be remembered, and seeing the way she handled it so honestly, to me, that was so brave."

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