Ahead of the launch of the second season in the spring, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s sorely underrated Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will return for a third season on Netflix in 2017.
The hit comedy centres on the exploits of Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) who spent 15 years in a bunker with a group of women that all fell under the spell of a charismatic cult leader (Jon Hamm). Once released from the underground bunker, Kimmy seeks to live a normal life in New York City and befriends jobbing actor Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess). Kimmy finds a job working as a nanny for the delightfully unhinged socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski), and despite the ensuing madness, Kimmy refuses to be disheartened.
Originally set up at NBC, Kimmy Schmidt wound up being sold to Netflix, who quickly gave the series a two-season order. NBC’s loss is Netflix’s gain as the show has garnered a loyal following and remains one of the happiest, brightest and downright funniest sitcoms I’ve seen in years. If any further proof was needed that Jon Hamm is awesome, his recurring appearance as Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne was one of the TV highlights of 2015.
The second season will reportedly see Kimmy embark on a quest to find her mother and fame once again finds Titus, but it’s still far from the big time he feels he deserves. If you ever find yourself in a bad mood, do yourself a favour and watch a couple of episodes of the infectiously cheerful Kimmy Schmidt. Ellie Kemper recently teased that Kimmy is in for more life challenges this year and her relationship with Jacqueline has evolved.
"She grapples with some pretty heavy life stuff in this season. The employer-employee relationship is sort of muddied a little bit because these two are friends. Their dynamic changes a little bit,”
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns to Netflix on April 15.