Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
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Genre Comedy
Created by
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Netflix
Broadcast
Original channel Netflix
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original airing March 6, 2015 (2015-03-06)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an upcoming American comedy television series created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, that will stream on Netflix beginning on March 6, 2015.[1] Originally set for a 13-episode first season on NBC for Spring 2015, the show was sold to Netflix and given a two-season order.[2]

Cast[edit]

  • Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York.[3]
  • Jane Krakowski as Jacqueline Voorhees, a wealthy Manhattanite who hires Kimmy as a nanny.[4]
  • Tituss Burgess as Titus, a gay, larger-than-life singer who works as a robot in Times Square.[3]
  • Sara Chase as Cyndee, Kimmy's best friend from the cult.[5]
  • Lauren Adams as Gretchen, a 10-year member of the cult, who believes everything she was told.[5]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Dylan Gelula as Xanthippe' Voorhees, the pretty and popular stepdaughter of Jacqueline.[6]
  • Tanner Flood as Buckley Voorhees, Jacqueline's son and Kimmy Schmidt's newest nanny charge.[7]
  • Andy Ridings as Charles[6]
  • Sol Miranda as Donna Maria[8]
  • Carol Kane as Lillian[8]

Production and development[edit]

On October 31, 2013, NBC placed a 13 episode straight-to-series order under the title Tooken, with Ellie Kemper attached to star in the lead role of Kimmy Schmidt. The series is created and written by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock who also serve as executive producers alongside David Miner.[9] In the following May, the title of the series was changed from Tooken to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.[10]

On November 21, 2014, it was announced that NBC had sold a two season order of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to Netflix, with the streaming service releasing the entire first season on March 6, 2015.[1] A few months later, Netflix released a first look trailer for the series.[11]

Casting[edit]

Casting announcements on the remaining roles began in March 2014, with Tituss Burgess cast in the role of Titus, Kimmy's room-mate, an extremely talented singer who works as a robot in Time's Square.[3] Shortly afterwards, Sara Chase and Lauren Adams joined the series. Chase signed onto the role of Cyndee, Kimmy's closest friend during their years in the cult; while Adams was cast in the role of Gretchen, a 10 year member of the cult, who believes everything that they were told.[5] Jane Krakowski was later cast in the role of Jacqueline Voorhees, a wealthy Manhattanite who hires Kimmy as a nanny. The role was originated by Megan Dodds before she was recast with Krakowski.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Netflix Nabs ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ from NBC". Variety. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 11, 2014). "NBC 2014-2015 Schedule: 'Parenthood' Renewed; 'State of Affairs' & 'Marry Me’ To Air Post-'Voice'; 'The Blacklist' Moves Midseason + 'Parks and Recreation' Final Season Benched". Zap2it. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (March 1, 2014). "'30 Rock's Tituss Burgess Joins Tina Fey & Robert Carlock's NBC Series 'Tooken'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "'Jane Krakowski joining Tina Fey's New NBC Sitcom'". May 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Development Update: Wednesday, March 19". The Futon Critic. April 5, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Giacomo Gianniotti Joins ABC’s ‘Selfie'; Andy Ridings & Dylan Gelula In NBC’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’". Deadline Hollywood. August 15, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ a b "Netflix to Premiere Globally in March 2015 the New Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Comedy Series Starring Ellie Kemper". November 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "NBC Picks Up Comedy Series From ‘30 Rock’s Tina Fey & Robert Carlock Starring Ellie Kemper With 13-Episode Order". Deadline Hollywood. October 31, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Development Update: Tuesday, May 6 - NBC Gives "Tooken" New Moniker of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"". The Futon Critic. May 6, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Watch the New Trailer for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". Time. January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 

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