Tina Fey has put her own spin on the tired old shows about women in the city, with her newest venture for Netflix, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. With characters the fans will love, Kimmy, played by Ellie Kemper is a woman rescued from a cult and thrown into the hustle and bustle of New York city. Locked in a bomb shelter for 15 years waiting out the apocalypse, Kemper and three other women are the talk of the news in Indiana upon their rescue. Fans will love seeing the world through her eyes, as this concept is a real breath of fresh air.
The casting is spot on with Titus Burgess playing Kemper’s roommate, who just happens to be named Titus. He is the one who is trying to get her up to speed on what the world is like today. The chemistry between the two is undeniable, and who better to bring a girl around to the 21st century than a man of the times. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock have taken a fresh look at life in the big city, that is sure to keep the viewers laughing in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. If having a gay roommate is not enough, Kemper’s boss will certainly keep the masses entertained. Jane Krakowski plays a rich high maintenance employer to a tee, much like her Trop 50 commercials, she believes she is above everyone else. Viewers will see this seasoned actress playing up beautifully next to Kemper’s wide-eyed innocence. Venturing into the business world proves amusing and often parallels experiences of non-sheltered people trying to exist in today’s high power world. Viewers will follow ‘Kimmy’ on her journey into candy shops and clubs, discovering just how different the world is today, like how dancing is now all about the behinds nowadays.
Hitting the airwaves of Netflix on March 6th, the new comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, has finally given fans a sneak peek at what they can expect. The clip below does not disappoint, with a brief look at the main characters background, they then jump right into present day. Seeing the world through the eyes of someone who has been gone for 15 years is delightful indeed, and when Kemper decides to stay in New York city much to the other cult members chagrin, the hilarity ensues.
The comedy series was originally going to air on NBC, until Netflix stepped in and ordered twice as many episodes as the previously requested 13 shows. Executives decided that with the drama heavy line up for NBC in March, that it only made sense to put Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. Fey and Carlock seem to agree that this will be a great fit and a win/win situation. Tina Fey has a great track record with her comedy series, and fans are expecting no less from this one. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is shaping up to be the one to watch for on Netflix in March, and one just has to look to Twitter to verify the excitement of the fans for this upcoming series, as this show has them talking.
by Kristi Cereska