There are quite a few hit shows and movies coming to Netflix in April — including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Princess Bride.
Entertainment Weekly published the full list of Netflix April additions Tuesday, focusing on the return of the hit Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as a major highlight of the schedule.
According to the report, the second season of the sitcom starring Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess is scheduled to make its premiere on the streaming service on April 15.
— Variety (@Variety) March 14, 2016
Actress Ellie Kemper opened up about her leading role and the upcoming season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in a recent interview with Los Angeles Confidential. The Bridesmaids actress and former star of The Office explained exactly why the show’s second season is even better than its first.
“You get to know all the characters a little bit better. I think Kimmy sort of thought that everything was all clean and done and wrapped up and put away once she put the reverend in jail, and that all her worries would be behind her and the world was her oyster. In this season, she really learns that the past is sort of always with you. Just because one thing is taken care of, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a lot of other steps to address and deal with.”
Kemper also talked about her “fantastic” working relationship with the show’s co-creator and Saturday Night Live alum Tina Fey. Ellie claimed that working with Tina Fey is “dream-like” and stated that the former 30 Rock star is “focused,” “very kind,” and “all about the work.”
When the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premiered last March, the show’s hilarious punchlines, quality ensemble chemistry and original storylines did not take long to build a solid fan base for the Netflix series.
Lol i actually finished unbreakable kimmy schmidt not even in a day
— MGW (@mygaypeck) March 13, 2016
unbreakable kimmy schmidt is such an iconic show
— chanel #1 (@prettyboy_tann) March 13, 2016
10 Cloverfield Ln was really awesome but I still don’t really see the need for a gritty reboot of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt so soon
— Twitch | BLA (@BlackLiteAttack) March 13, 2016
not a day goes by that I do not have the unbreakable kimmy schmidt theme song stuck in my head
— anglo saxon (@AcuteAnglee) March 13, 2016
With the premiere of the full second season less than a month away, quite a few fans are likely enjoying the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt just to remind themselves about how it ended to get an idea of how the second season will start.
However, Kimmy Schmidt is definitely not the only highlight of the Netflix April schedule when it comes to new additions being added to the extensive collection of TV shows and movies currently available.
The popular film The Princess Bride is also making its way to Netflix on April 1 — starting the month on a major high note for fans and critics of the 1987 Rob Reiner-directed film.
The romantic fantasy comedy film starring Cary Elwes and Robin Wright as Wesley and Buttercup was first released nearly 30 years ago.
The Princess Bride will be 30 next year. pic.twitter.com/BhddnmV5Du
— Darragh Doyle (@darraghdoyle) March 21, 2016
However, it still has a massive following of fans and critics today, for some of the same reasons why Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is such a big hit for Netflix — hilarious punchlines, memorable dialogue and catchphrases, undeniable chemistry within the ensemble cast, as well as an original story.
Most of the cast reunited for the 25th anniversary screening of The Princess Bride back in October, 2012. Quite a few of them opened up about what they appreciated about the film — including its director, Rob Reiner — as well as the overall impact that the film still has on its fans decades later.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, one of the film’s supporting actors, Billy Crystal, had a lot to say about the movie’s ability to appeal to multiple generations of families — including his own.
“I’ve sat with my grandchildren and watched the movie, and felt this amazing feeling of, ‘I’m in something that’s really important.’ It’s beautiful, it’s sweet, it’s about all the right things that movies are. And I’m sitting there with my two girls in mid-thirties, and their little ones who are 9 and 6, and what better life is that then, for a life of a movie?”
Like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the news of The Princess Bride making its way to the Netflix lineup in April has apparently pleased quite a few people on Twitter.
— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) March 22, 2016
Wait…The Princess Bride is coming to Netflix!?! pic.twitter.com/05QNe9LuHR
— Cicely K. Dyson (@cicelydyson) March 22, 2016
@LibrallyGillian the princess bride is coming to Netflix. you’re welcome.
— Matt Lipcsak (@Matty_Matt007) March 22, 2016
According to the extensive list published by Entertainment Weekly, there are quite a few TV shows and movies being added to Netflix in April — including Minions, Something’s Gotta Give, The Shawshank Redemption, and the second season of Girl Meets World. However, chances are that numerous people are going to be eagerly waiting for the second season premiere of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the return of The Princess Bride.
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