Jamie Lynn Spears couldn’t make it to the Zoey 101 reunion Monday night, so her former castmates gave the show’s theme song their own rendition.
“Zoey 101” stars Paul Butcher, Sean Flynn, Christopher Massey, Victoria Justice, Erin Sanders, Matthew Underwood and Abby Wilde sent a video message to Spears during the event, saying “We miss you, we wish you were here and we hope to see you soon,” followed by an enthusiastic delivery of “Follow Me.”
Spears — who is currently filming in Atlanta for her role in Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias — shared the sweet video on her Instagram page, admitting that they had tried to FaceTime her during the reunion but she was asleep.
The other cast members flooded their feeds with kind words about the cast and show, proving that if the rumored reboot does happen, there would be zero beef on set.
“Zoey 101 was such a big part of my life & I have memories with these people that will last a lifetime,” Justice, who played Lola, wrote. “Reuniting with them all last night was really something special.”
This video makes me so happy. Zoey 101 was such a big part of my life & I have memories with these people that will last a lifetime. Reuniting with them all last night was really something special–. There were moments where we were all laughing & I would look around at all their faces and just smile. Because it really felt like nothing had changed. Like I was a teenager again filming this show that changed my life & touched so many people. Anyway, I love you guys!!! @mattunderwood @rioflynn @erinzariah @paulbutcher @chrismasseytmb @abbywilde P.S. We missed you @jamielynnspears. See you at the next one –?? And thank you @danwarp for working your magic & making all this happen!!! Oh and also for seeing little 12 year old me, believing in her & casting her in a show that would change her life. —- More pics to come —
Paul Butcher, who portrayed Zoey’s little brother Dustin on the show, shared what the theme song means to him in his post of the video: “Thank you to this song for inspiring so many with happiness and pure joy, including myself.”
This night was more than I could have ever expected. Thank you to this amazing cast for making me the man I am today. Thank you to this song for inspiring so many with happiness and pure joy, including myself. Zoey 101 will forever be a huge part of my life. I am eternally grateful to everyone who was a part of it and continues to be. Here’s to many more amazing night, days, weeks, and lifetimes together — ?? @victoriajustice @erinzariah @jamielynnspears @mattunderwood @danwarp @rioflynn @abbywilde @jacksalvs @chrismasseytmb
Series creator Dan Schneider was also present, stating that the recent speculation about the show is what sparked the reunion.
“Some Zoey 101 buzz got me talking with my good friend Sean Flynn (‘Chase’)… and within about 72 hours, this happened!” Schneider said in his caption.
Some Zoey 101 buzz got me talking with my good friend Sean Flynn (“Chase”)… and within about 72 hours, this happened! I’m not sure how I feel about my new glasses, but that was one of the most fun nights ever. A wonderful cast of kids then, and even better all grown up! Much love/respect for all of you! Jamie Lynn is busy shooting her new show in Atlanta. We missed you, congrats! #Zoey101 @mattunderwood @paulbutcher @rioflynn @chrismasseytmb @jacksalvs @victoriajustice @danwarp @abbywilde @erinzariah @jamielynnspears
View more sentimental posts from the cast below.
This was an incredibly surreal and out of body experience. I felt like I was hallucinating, seeing all these faces in one room. I don’t know what I thought I’d feel, but I was flooded with emotion — looking into the eyes of people I grew up with, most of whom I haven’t seen in over 10 years (!!!), and seeing the same souls looking back at me. Only love. A connection that clearly stands the tests of time. A spark of magic. ??