Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” To End After Fourth Season
The fourth season of Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will also be its last, according to Deadline. Schmidt premiered in 2015, reuniting 30 Rock co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and was Netflix’s first attempt at a half-hour comedic series. It’s become a hit with audiences and critics alike, netting 16 Emmy nominations and gifting us the definitive summer jam “Boobs In California.”
The final season will be split into two parts: its first six episodes will be available to watch on May 30, with the second seven episodes premiering at a later date TBA. It’s possible that a movie will provide the show’s ultimate ending, as Netflix and Universal Television are currently discussing. The show’s staff felt that it was naturally drawing to a close, and Fey is busy with television and film projects besides the Mean Girls musical playing on Broadway.
Schmidt explores the titular heroine’s attempts to navigate life after trauma: she and three other women were held captive in an underground bunker by a sadistic “preacher” (Jon Hamm). She relocates to New York City and begins working for a vain socialite (Jane Krakowski), whose life is turned upside down when her marriage dissolves. Kimmy’s roommate Titus (Tituss Burgess) struggles to pursue acting dreams while her eccentric landlord Lillian (Carol Kane) beats back gentrifiers threatening to modernize East Dogmouth. Fey earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for portraying an incompetent, Marcia Clark-esque prosecutor.