The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is about a woman who just can’t be brought down, and neither can the new Netflix series.
30 Rock executive producers, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock were all set to return to NBC with their new comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The series had been put on the schedule as a mid-season series, but the peacock network decided somewhere along the line that it just wasn’t a fit for them and pulled it. As the series was being released by Universal Television that meant it was up for grabs, and Netflix quickly stepped in to not only save it, but to also give it an automatic two season order.
If you can’t gather what the series is about from the trailer above, here is the official synopsis.
After 15 years of living in a cult, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) is rescued along with three other women, causing a national sensation that culminates with an appearance on the “Today” show. Before getting back on the bus to Indiana, Kimmy decides to reclaim her life. And with just a big wad of rescue-fund cash, she’s ready to take on New York City. It’s easily the best time of Kimmy’s life as she frees Central Park horses and makes a spontaneous decision to rent a room from Titus, a wannabe Broadway actor who makes a living as a robot in Times Square. Motivated to start moving forward, Kimmy gets a job as a nanny for an Upper East Side family and it quickly becomes clear to her that money and status aren’t synonymous with happiness (or even sanity). Determined to have a romance and take advantage of everything life has to offer, Kimmy is using her overly optimistic spirit to finally start having all kinds of adventures in a world she never knew existed.
With Kemper and Jane Krakowski on board, the talent is there for this to be a fun show. And kudos to Netflix for rescuing it from NBC’s decision. This is the second series the streaming company has rescued from other networks as of late. After A&E canceled Longmire due to the audience being older than its advertisers desired demographic – but having huge ratings anyway – Netflix stepped in to save it as well.
One has to wonder when Netflix is just going to admit its a new form of television network that just happens to only be on the Internet.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will debut on Netflix on March 5.