Titled 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt', the sitcom will launch on Netflix services worldwide next March
Netflix has landed the rights to Tina Fey’s follow-up to 30 Rock.
Titled Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the sitcom stars The Office‘s Ellie Kemper as a woman trying to start a new life life in New York City after spending 15 years living in a cult. Broadway actor Titus Burgess will co-star as her new roommate, while 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski will have a recurring role as her new boss.
The sitcom, co-created by Fey and 30 Rock show runner Robert Carlock, was originally due to air on US network NBC, the home of 30 Rock, but its 13-episode first season will now launch in full on Netflix services worldwide next March. The streaming service has already ordered a second season, too.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to debut Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt exclusively on Netflix, which has proven to be such an outstanding place for distinctive, original programming,” Fey and Carlock said in a press release.
“We grew up at NBC and will continue to develop broadcast projects with them as well,” Fey and Carlock added. “We found the inspiration for this series in Ellie Kemper’s shining all-American face, and we know that she and Kimmy Schmidt have found their best possible home at Netflix.”
30 Rock, in which Fey also starred, ran on NBC for 138 episodes between 2006 and 2013, picking up numerous Emmy and Golden Globe awards over its seven-season run.