Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Netflix brings back Kimmy Schmidt (and a few others)

The comedy, created by SNL alum Tina Fey, is one of the SVOD's biggest originals success stories so far when measured by critical response.
March 15, 2016

Hot off the critical success of its first season, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a Netflix original comedy series created by Tina Fey, is set to return to the SVOD in all of its global territories on April 15.

The new season of Kimmy Schmidt will consist of 13, half-hour episodes, Netflix has confirmed. It’s among the 600 promised hours of original content set to roll out this year. Other series that have premiered or returned in 2016 include the sketch comedy show The Charactersthe fourth season of House of Cards (which has received generally favorable reviews), Full House spinoff Fuller House (which will return for a second season, Netflix has confirmed), Flaked starring Arrested Development‘s Will Arnett and Judd Apatow’s Love.

Forthcoming titles include:

  • The Ranch starring Ashton Kutcher (April 1)
  • Lost and Found Music Studios from Temple Street Productions (April 1)
  • Kids’ series Kong: King of the Apes (April 15)
  • New drama Marseille (May 5)
  • The second season of Grace and Frankie (May 6)
  • Preschool educational series Word Party, from the Jim Henson company (June 3)
  • The fourth season of Orange is the New Black (June 17)
  • Stranger Things starring Winona Ryder (July 15)
  • Baz Lurhmann-directed musical-drama The Get Down (Aug. 12)
  • Sci-fi series Black Mirror (no premiere date set)
  • The second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones (no premiere date set)

The global service will also reportedly producing a series based on the popular tween book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, with Neil Patrick Harris reported to be playing the lead role. (Netflix has not yet officially confirmed the series).

Kimmy Schmidt has been one of Netflix’s biggest success stories thus far for the service when measured by critical response. The series received an Emmy nomination for star Ellie Kemper’s performance in the title role. It also fared well with critics, garnering an average an average of 78% approval from professional reviews on Metacritic (and 8/10 for user-generated reviews).

Netflix does not release data on how many views it gets for its individual shows.

Netflix has also released the trailer for the new season of Kimmy Schmidt, embedded below.

The SVOD has also released a small series of mini trailers on short-form video platform Vine, as well as other platform-specific formats of the trailer on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.

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