If you’re a fan of The Office and 30 Rock, you’ll love the newest series coming to Netflix this March. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock have once again teamed up to bring you Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a series about a young girl who escapes from a cult and starts a new life in New York City. With Tina Fey writing and producing the show, this fun comedy is guaranteed to make you laugh. Check out the top five reasons why we can't wait for the series premiere!
1. Ellie Kemper is too adorable
You may know her from The Office and Bridesmaids, but Ellie Kemper brings a whole new level of adorable quirkiness to the character Kimmy Schmidt. Her bubbly personality will be portrayed perfectly by this new character, as Fey described: "She's optimistic. She's sunny, but strong." We can't wait to see Kemper's career really take off with this new comedy.
2. There'll be a mini 30 Rock reunion (kind of)
Jane Krakowski is back—but not as the self-obsessed actress Jenna Maroney. In this series she plays an upper-class mother who hires Kimmy as her nanny. Tituss Burgess aka "D'Fwan," another 30 Rock alum, will appear as an aspiring singer and the Kemper's new roommate. With these two cast as main characters, we can only hope Kenneth (Jack McBrayer), Tracey (Tracey Morgan) and Fey herself will make their own cameos.
3. It's already been renewed for Season 2
You don't have to worry about binge watching the entire first series and getting attached to the characters with the threat of never finding out what happens in the end. The show has already been given a two season order for Netflix. It was originally set to premiere for NBC, but now we can watch every episode back to back without suffering through long waits in between.
4. It features a new kind of female lead
Tina Fey is known for creating strong, funny and relatable female characters, and Kimmy is no exception. While she may not have the self-deprecating humor of Liz Lemon, her innocence is endearing and her positive outlook on creating a new life is inspiring. She may be 15 years behind everyone else (you would be too after living with an underground cult), but she still mangages to bring strength and kindness to others.
5. The trailer is hilarious
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer is laugh-out-loud funny. We get a sneak peek of Kimmy's new adventures in the city, which range from having the freedom to eat candy for dinner to being catcalled for the first time. Unfortunately we have to wait until March 6th to see the show, but in the meantime, you'll have to settle for watching the trailer below... on repeat, of course!