It's a miracle! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt turned out to be a huge hit for Netflix. As part of their original programming schedule, Kimmy Schmidt found just the right blend of sassy humor, likable characters and a story with real heart. In keeping with its policy, Netflix doesn't reveal its viewing figures for the show, but from social media alone, it's a safe bet to say Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is well-loved by fans.
Netflix ordered a second season, followed by a third before season two had even been released. Since most people binge-watched season one, it seems like the wait for new episodes of Kimmy Schmidt has been a long one, but season two will arrive on the streaming service this April. Ahead of its release, Netflix has dropped a short teaser, reuniting us with the three main stars of the show; Kimmy Schmidt, played by Ellie Kemper, her roommate Tituss (Tituss Burgess, The Office), and Kimmy's boss, socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock). Watch the teaser, above.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is written and produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock - and as well as winning fans over, it also proved to be a hit with the critics, even earning an Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Series. While Fey often likes to push boundaries and produce near to the knuckle humor with a certain element of shock-value, with Kimmy Schmidt she has taken an altogether different approach.
Mindful of the fact that Kimmy is a naive young woman with a wide-eyed innocence about her after being kept in a bunker for fifteen years, Fey has done a great job of showing the world as Kimmy sees it. In turn, this has given the show a real family vibe (for those with older kids, that is), and as a mother herself, Fey has previously said that she intends to keep this outlook for the subsequent seasons.
From the looks of the teaser above, it's safe to say Kimmy has retained her love for nineties fashion, while Tituss remains fabulous and Jacqueline remains slightly bewildered by Kimmy's constant exuberance. For fans, though this teaser may be brief, it's like being reunited with old friends, and you can't help but raise a smile at the sound of the familiar theme song.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2 arrives on Netflix April 15, 2016. As yet there is no scheduled premiere date for season 3.