'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Parodies New York Fashion Week in New Season 2 Teaser
By Meredith B. Kile
The stars of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are on the catwalk in the new teaser for the Netflix comedy, which returns for its second season on April 15.
In the new clip, Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski and Titus Burgess put their own twist on New York Fashion Week, strutting their stuff as catchphrases and inside jokes from the show’s first season -- “Hashbrown: No Filter,” “Peeno Noir,” and “Stranger Danger Ranger” -- are mocked up as high fashion brands.
The clip ends, of course, with the show’s super-catchy theme song, which we’ll probably have stuck into our heads until the start of the second season, which will see Kimmy (Kemper) continuing to nanny for wealthy Manhattan socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Krakowski) and working on her GED studies, with the help of...puppies?
As for other season two 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 cult leader (Jon Hamm) who put her there and her tumultuous new beginning in New York City.
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 Tina 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 last March. "I think everyone just wanted the best home for the show, and Netflix is very cool."