Season 4 of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ gets release date

It's coming in two parts

Season four of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has been given a release date by Netflix.

The show’s return will come in two halves, with the first instalment launching on the streaming service on May 30, 2018. Six episodes will be release on that date, with the season’s second half coming later in the year.

The show first premiered on Netflix in 2015 and was created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The series follows Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), who is freed from living in an underground cult after 15 years and moves to New York City. It follows her life working for Jacqueline White (Jane Krakowski) and living with her roommate Tituss Andromedon (Tituss Burgess).

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has been nominated for 11 Emmys, including two for Outstanding Comedy Series in its first two seasons, as Deadline reports.

Meanwhile, Ellie Kemper is set to publish a book of personal essays.

The actress, who has also starred in the US version of The Office and Hollywood film Bridesmaids, will release a book via publishers Scribner in 2018.

As Entertainment Weekly reports, Kemper’s as-yet-untitled book will feature stories and personal essays from across her life, including growing up in St. Louis and her work in the entertainment industry.

“We were bowled over by Ellie Kemper’s gifts as a writer,” Scribner Executive Editor Shannon Welch told EW. “She’s brilliant, charming, relatable, unexpected, insightful, and hilarious. She couldn’t be better company on the page.”