So far, Mo has served as the snarky, confident, wise sidekick who pushes Zoey when she needs it most. What could they possibly struggle with? I am a little bit more private and reserved. I can be non-outgoing at times. Mo is like the heightened, best version of myself.
Mo is one of the best characters on TV, ever. Because of that, did you ever have any hesitation about doing another TV musical, or was there just no way you could resist doing this? I looked at the script and I read it. It seems like the concept of this show would sound crazy on paper. What was it about the show and the concept that really sold you on it and made you want to be a part of it? Did you have a lot of questions about how they could pull this off, on a weekly basis? I read it and it was daunting, really. Were there things that most excited you about this character? Were there things you saw as the biggest challenges with this character? Anybody can twirl their neck and be Jiminy Cricket.
Alex Newell is no stranger to musical television series. The episode follows Mo as he contemplates what it would mean to express—and dress as—his true self while singing in his church choir. Newell is aware that this situation will be a learning moment for some audiences. Inclusive storytelling in media has a history filled with obstacles and roadblocks.
The series stars Jane Levy as Zoey Clarke, a computer programmer who discovers she has the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of people as songs. Each episode features multiple song-and-dance numbers that develop the storyline. The series has received generally positive reviews from critics. In June , the series was renewed for a second season. On January 12, , the production officially received a pilot order. Production companies involved with the pilot include Lionsgate Television and Universal Television. On May 12, , it was announced that the production had been given a series order. Principal photography for the first season began on September 3, , and ended on January 30, , in Richmond, British Columbia.