Ellie Kemper Smiles and the Whole Trailer for Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Series Smiles With Her
If you’ve been missing the NBC comedies 30 Rock and The Office, Netflix has what you’re looking for, and they’ll even let you watch it on Thursday nights, too. Tina Fey, who created and starred in the former show has a new TV series with 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and instead of returning to the Peacock network (where it was initially set to debut this Spring), it’s dropping on the online distributor’s streaming service on March 6th – all 13 episodes of the first season at once. And less than two months ahead, they’ve dropped a trailer for the show, which you can watch below.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper, one of the ensemble players from The Office, as a former member of an doomsday cult who is now trying to lead a normal life in the big city. She’s lived in an underground bunker before hitting New York, so she’s a little naive and ignorant about a lot of society and technology and such. She becomes roomies with a big gay man (Tituss Burgess), who works as a costumed character – Iron Man, it seems – in Times Square, and she gets a job as a nanny for a rich woman played by 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski.
This series made our list of shows we’re looking forward to this season, and it doesn’t seem possible with the talent involved that it could go wrong. This first look doesn’t do it for me, though, aside from Kemper flashing her irresistible smile (they must have had great toothpaste in the bunker) and being as charming as always. The premise could get very old very fast, and even to begin with the laughs aren’t there. The beauty of Netflix shows is, if I don’t like the pilot then I am likely to keep plowing through in a binge-watch in the hopes that it’ll get better. Watch the preview and let me know what you think: