Netflix’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Gets First Trailer
Netflix snapped up one of NBC’s surely-doomed sitcoms in that of ‘30 Rock’ star Tina Fey’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ already renewing the Ellie Kemper apocalypse comedy for a second year. The first trailer for the new series has arrived, but did Netflix make the right call in picking up NBC’s loss?
Originally slated for a midseason NBC launch, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ teamed Tina Fey back with ‘30 Rock’ co-creator Robert Carlock for the story of a woman (‘Office’ vet Kemper) who leaves behind her 15-year life in a doomsday cult, and starts over in New York City. Now scheduled to debut its first 13-episode season on Netflix March 6, the comedy also stars ‘30 Rock’ vets Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess, along with Lauren Adams, Sara Chase, Sol Miranda and Carol Kane.
So reads the official logline:
After living in a cult for fifteen years, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper - The Office) decides to reclaim her life and start over in New York City. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, and a couple of way-past-due library books, she’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. She quickly finds a new job (working for 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski), a new roommate (Tituss Burgess - 30 Rock), and a new beginning. The cast also includes Lauren Adams, Sara Chase, Sol Miranda and Emmy winner Carol Kane (Taxi, The Princess Bride).
The first trailer for the series seems charming enough, though anyone would be hard-pressed to recreate the madcap hilarity of ‘30 Rock.’ If nothing else, Kemper’s can-do attitude proves nothing if not infectious, lending credence to the idea that like it or not, the show is here to stay. Plus, weird ‘Iron Man’ suits and bottled water jokes! Have fun with that.
Check out the first trailer for ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ above, and tell us if you think Netflix made the right call in snapping up the series for a March 6 premiere!