Tina Fey’s hit Netflix comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is back for a third season this spring on the streaming service. Starring Ellie Kemper as the woman with the heart of a middle-schooler, the show garnered a huge number of fans for its colorful, cheerful, and often over-the-top look at New York – through the eyes of someone not jaded and cynical. We’ve already seen the teaser trailer for season 3, and although the second season was a little uneven, it looks like we’re in for a candy-colored treat in season 3.
Now, the first images have been revealed, as well as a few of the guest stars that we are going to be treated to in the upcoming season.
Today, EW posted the first four images from the series, which show Kemper in Kimmy’s trademark brightly colored outfit, Carol Kane as Lillian Kaushtupper in what looks like some kind of government building, Jane Krakowski as Jacqueline White in a polished outfit and with a glass of champagne behind her, and Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon on stage in a white coat. As well as the images, we learned that the third season will feature several guests stars, including Daveed Diggs, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Andrea Martin, Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch. Returning guest stars include Anna Camp, Mike Carlsen, Josh Charles, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, and Tina Fey.
This won’t be the first time that Martin has worked with Fey, as she is currently starring in Fey’s Great News as Carol. Rudolph and Dratch will also be familiar to fans of Saturday Night Live, as both have appeared on the show in the past.
As with previous seasons of the show, we have little doubt that the third season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will make excellent use of the comedic talents of its guest stars, and we will see Fey do what she does best once again. The show will see the return of the Reverend (Jon Hamm) as he asks Kimmy for a divorce, which is sure to provide plenty of fodder for Kimmy’s development as she struggles to deal with his reappearance.
Of course, the show has not been free of criticism, with the Jacqueline White storyline (a Native American woman who has convinced the world that she is white, and then attempted to return to her roots in season 2) falling very flat with audiences. We hope that Fey will have addressed this as well as some of the other criticisms for the third season of the show, returning it to the kind of uplifting silliness that it does best.
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt seasons 1 and 2 are currently available on Netflix; season 3 arrives Friday, May 19.