I won’t lie, I always like seeing Renée Zellweger peek out into the world and take on a new project. She’s lined up for a Judy Garland biopic, Judy, in late September, which almost certainly means she’ll be a part of the awards conversations again this year. In the meantime, she’s also starring in a Netflix series due out in 11 days called What/If, in which she plays some sort of wealthy woman who offers another woman, played by Jane Levy, financing for her company if she gives up her husband (Blake Jenner) for a night. She does, and everything goes to hell, as expected, in an anthology series about “the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life.”
I’m here for it, and also, it’s nice to see that my Jerry Maguire crush on Zellweger has not been extinguished, even if the voice-over here is a little too much. What/If premieres on May 24th.
Meanwhile, NBC has also picked up Jane Levy’s sitcom Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist for the fall, and I love Levy (Suburgatory, the Evil Dead remake) and while I’m definitely going to give this comedy a shot, the premise is a lot. It centers on “a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event she starts to hear the innermost wants and desires of the people around her through songs. At ﬁrst, she questions her own sanity but soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift.”
Pardon me, I think I got a little manic pixie in my eye.
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