“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” ended its four-season Netflix run in January 2019. But the relentlessly upbeat Kimmy is making a brief comeback on the streamer.
Her interactive special — “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend” — debuts May 12. Kimmy wants to take down the reverend (Jon Hamm) who kept her locked in a bunker for 15 years.
The special’s official synopsis: “Kimmy Schmidt sets off on her biggest adventure yet. Three states! Explosions! A dancing hamburger! And you, the viewer, get to decide how the story goes. Will you foil the Reverend’s evil plan and get Kimmy to her wedding on time? Or will you accidentally start a war against the robots? So grab your remote and a tray of delicious scrod, ‘cause Kimmy’s got her own Netflix interactive special!”
“Kimmy always wants to right a wrong, and this is her final act in doing that,” Kemper told Entertainment Weekly. “From the start she was always trying to overcome what she had been through, but now she’s lashing out. She’s angry — not only at him, but in the way many women in the #MeToo era have been for a long time. It felt super cathartic.”
The Netflix hit, created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, features its quirky cast: Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane. A new love interest for Kimmy, Prince Frederic Windsor, a minor British royal, is played by Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”).
Added members of the interactive cast include Amy Sedaris, Michael Carlsen, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Jack McBrayer and Johnny Knoxville.
Netflix offered a teaser of the Kimmy special.