Netflix’s brand new comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” will be launching on the streaming site this coming March. The show centers on a survivor of a doomsday cult who has to learn to live in modern-day New York after a bunker rescue. The series was first developed for NBC, but when the broadcast network passed on it, Netflix picked it up with a two-season order. Read on for more about this news story.
The new series is led by Ellie Kemper, who plays the eponymous character. Kimmy has spent 15 years of her life trapped in an underground bunker along with a few other women. They were made to believe that the apocalypse has happened. After their rescue and realizing the truth, Kimmy decides to start her life anew in New York.
As seen in the teasers, despite having lived under a rock for 15 years, Kimmy doesn’t let the changes bother her. She rents a terrible apartment room, lands a less than decent job and still manages to declare that her spirit is unbreakable.
The teaser shows that the series has the same gloss and appeal as the mainstream comedy in a regular network, but it also has that quirk and whimsy that works well with an unconventional source like Netflix. You can watch the teaser of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” below.
The show is created by Tina Fey, the woman behind “30 Rock,” with Robert Carlock as the showrunner. Other than Kemper, the series also stars Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess. The first season will have 13 episodes, and all of it will be available for streaming by March 6, 2015.
The Netflix press release has the following official synopsis for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” as published on the Washington Post:
Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, and a couple of way-past-due library books, Kimmy’s ready to take on a world she didn’t even think existed anymore. Wide-eyed but resilient, nothing is going to stand in her way.
Meanwhile, Bob Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC, does not regret giving up on the series and even supports its availability on Netflix.
“When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, we decided this was the best possible scenario to launch this captivating new series,” Greenblatt said in the same Washington Post report.
Catch the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” on Netflix this March and check out the teaser of the show below. For the updates, news, recaps and spoilers about the show, keep checking back to Movie News Guide (MNG).
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