Season 2 of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Will Feature Elves and Puppies!
By Meredith B. Kile
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns to Netflix this spring, and the first look at the second season of the Tina Fey-produced comedy -- which stars Ellie Kemper as a doomsday cult survivor -- shows Kimmy back at school, working hard to obtain her GED.
Well, maybe not that hard. How much can a wheelbarrow full of puppies really teach you?
As for second season storylines, Kemper admitted to Entertainment Weekly that her titular character is “a little bit in denial about the past,” which includes not just the years she spent living in an underground bunker, but the trial of the charismatic preacher (Jon Hamm) who put her there and a tumultuous new start in New York City.
Kimmy also will be adding odd jobs like holiday store elf to her resume, in addition to continuing to nanny for wealthy Manhattan socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski).
No word on whether or not Maze Runner star Ki Hong Lee will return as Kimmy’s classmate and love interest Dong Nguyen, but Kemper also said that her character won’t be “juggling” romantic partners in the second season.
The show was originally created by Fey and 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock for NBC, but moved to Netflix -- which picked it up for two seasons -- during development.
"I thought it was absolutely cool because we found out that the show was moving to Netflix, and had gotten picked up for a second season in the same breath," Kemper told ET at the TCA press tour earlier this year. "I think everyone just wanted the best home for the show, and Netflix is very cool."