Netflix scores NBC’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Brittany A. Roston - Nov 21, 2014, 6:52pm CST
Netflix scores NBC’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Netflix, which just recently announced that it’ll be bringing about a fourth season of previously cancelled series Longmire, has another show inbound: NBC’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The show is the brainchild of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and if you haven’t heard of it before, that’s likely because it hasn’t aired yet. The show was set to arrive on NBC (you can see a “Coming Soon” page on the network’s website) but it seems that has changed, with it being reported that Netflix has stepped in to take over.

Bob Greenblatt, NBC’s chairman, explained the decision in a statement, saying in part, “When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, we decided this was the best possible scenario to launch this captivating new series.”

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a comedy and was slated to air on NBC during its mid-season — something Greenblatt said has a “drama-heavy” schedule, making the move over to Netflix more appealing. For its part, Netflix has doubled the 13-episode season order, requesting a second season and slating the first season for a March release.

The series revolves around the character Kimmy, an “unbreakable and wide-eyed” star who spent 15 years in a cult before being rescued. Upon entering the real world, Kimmy uses funds from her rescue to see what all New York has to offer, renting a room, getting a job as a nanny, and partaking in various adventures.

SOURCE: Deadline


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