Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt proved itself in its first season as a show with real heart. While it’s undoubtedly funny, completely unrealistic and outrageous, it’s also entirely lovable. The proof came in the form of popularity; both for the show on Netflix and also for the cast, making household names of Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess and once again showcasing Jane Krakowski’s excellent comedic skills.
Showrunners Tina Fey and Robert Carlock gave us a show that everyone could enjoy – perfect binge watching fodder, and a second season was ordered, followed by a third before that second one could even make its debut. Finally the time for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 is almost here, and following on from a short teaser and also a trailer, a new promo has arrived.
It’s not as if we needed to be enticed into watching, but the promo (see above) is great all the same, and everything in it points to Kimmy’s second season being just as bright and bubbly as the first. Once again, Kimmy is entirely happy and upbeat, Tituss is still singing his ‘smash internet hit’, ‘Peeno Noir’, and Jacqueline Vorhees has her own thing going on.
It’s testament to the writing of the show that Kimmy Schmidt has found such a legion of fans; while a lot of comedy seeks to shock, or deliver something different, Fey and Carlock have gone down a more family friendly route. Similarly, while Kimmy’s happy, upbeat personality could grate, it doesn’t. There’s an undeniable strength behind her joyful demeanor, a determination to live the life she wants to after having lost so many years in the bunker.
Of course, we’re all here for the comedy too, and Kimmy Schmidt looks set to return to form when it arrives in April. Fey has previously stated that she wants to maintain the family friendly vibe the show has in season 2, stating “I would hate for (viewers) to trust this show and then you put on the second season and it was just — prison sex.”
It’s a good bet that Fey was jokingly referring to Netflix’s other popular offering among its original programming; Orange is the New Black, which will soon be back with its fourth season. Just recently, the inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary gave us their own take on Titus’ song, ‘Peeno Noir’. Check out ‘Honey Jar’, below.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2 premieres on Netflix on April 15th, 2016.