Get ready to binge-watch another season of laughs from Tina Fey and the gang who created Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as Netflix has just released the first teaser for the new season. Although the entire season has already been shot and is in the can, the teaser doesn't feature any clips from the slate of 13 new episodes set to debut this spring — instead, it focuses on the show's three main characters, Kimmy, played by Ellie Kemper, Titus Andromedon, played by Tituss Burgess and Jaqueline Voorhees, played by Jane Krakowski.
The three stars strut their stuff on the runway as a selection of famous quotes from the first series flash on the screen, along with a New York City backdrop. The show's popular "Unbreakable" theme song plays in the background toward the end, gearing fans up for the new season, which will be released Netflix-style, all episodes simultaneously, at midnight PT on April 15, 2016.
The second series will be the first set of episodes that were produced specifically for Netflix. The streaming service picked up the show after NBC, which commissioned the original 13 episodes, passed after they were already completed. Despite the greater freedom now afforded to Tina Fey and co-creator of the series Robert Carlock, Fey says fans shouldn't expect much of a change in tone.
"We did talk about ... whether, 'Oh, well, I don't think Kimmy would ever start cussing, but would she walk by people that were cursing horribly?" explains Fey. "We've realized that our audience is young — I thought, well, as a mom, I would hate to trust this show and then put on the second season, and then it was just, you know ... prison sex."
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has received much critical acclaim since its debut, while NBC has taken a lot of flack for passing on the series and instead introduced a slew of comedy bombs on its network. Schmidt received seven Emmy nominations last year, including one for best comedy series, while stars Kemper and Burgess won the Webby awards for best actress and actor, respectively. Netflix has already renewed the show for a third season despite the fact that the second season has yet to debut.