Fans of the nostalgic youth series Zoop (2004–2006) seem to be looking forward to a reboot. Videoland is posting a short video today that clearly refers to the original recording location.
Human and animal
The three seasons of the animal festival take place in Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen, where a number of young people are trained as animal caretakers and build up a warm bond with the animals. In a new video on YouTube and Instagram, the zoo is clearly recognizable:
Many protagonists of the original series have been regular faces on Dutch television for the past twenty years. Nicolette van Dam, Vivienne van den Assem and Ewout Genemans both have quite a few presentation jobs to their name, and Patrick Martens won the esteemed photography competition The Picture Perfect (2022) to win. Jon Karthaus is active as a director these days and signed for the Netflix romcom this year Nice weekend (2023).
Still ‘Happy Weekend’ via TMDb
The end of Zoop is therefore more than fifteen years behind us, but in recent years the name has been honored. In fact, the Karthaus just mentioned is working on a fourth Zoop film, for which Australia is the dream setting.
5.8 Watch on Videoland • ‘Zoop’ takes place in the zoo, with a group of young people who are training to become animal caretakers.
Back to the zoo
Now that the hints have been handed out, it remains to be seen when more and definitive news about Zoop’s expected return will come out. Since the Zoop films were always set in other countries and/or on other continents, it is likely that it is actually a series reboot.
Image: Still ‘Zoop’ via TMDb