If you missed the comedic styling of Tina Fey’s 30 Rock, then have no fear because Netflix is coming to the rescue. The streaming service is premiering a brand new series from the 30 Rock writer, starring The Office’s Ellie Kemper in the lead role.
In the new comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Ellie Kemper plays the title character. Kimmy is a naive girl who is rescued from a doomsday cult after spending fifteen years cut off from civilization. Now that she’s free from living in an underground bunker, she heads to New York City and is excited to learn that she’s living in an apartment the sized of a cramped closet. Like a toddler learning how to walk, we will experience Kimmy developing into her own person and learning about pop culture. For instance? “Dancing is about butts now.”
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In addition to Kemper, the cast is rounded out by a few familiar faces. Tituss Burgess plays Kimmy’s roommate, who happens to be an aspiring actor, and Jane Krakowski plays a trophy wife who employs Kimmy to watch her children and is also her love guru on the side.
During the Television Critics Association panel, Tina Fey spoke about the switch from NBC to Netflix. Originally, Unbreakable Kimmy was supposed to be a 2015 mid-season launch on NBC, but now it’s scheduled to launch on March 6 on Netflix, and the new show already has the go ahead for season 2.
“I would be thrilled to do another show for broadcast in the future. I think, you know we’ve been talking — once the [Netflix] deal came through, we were sort of excitedly talking about, oh, we will have to find our own boundary next year. I mean, the tone of the show is set. So I don’t think it’ll be a drastic shift. But I think we’ll have to find it as we go, as we start writing next year, of whether these guys encounter people swearing or people with their shirts off.”
As for season 2, Fey said, “It will be interesting to see, going to Season 2, where we have the option of curse words, whether we take that option or not. I don’t know if we will.”
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