What part of ‘Unbreakable’ didn’t you understand?! They’re alive, damn it!
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will be getting its own Black Mirror: Bandersnatch-style interactive special on Netflix in 2020. Kimmy Schmidt co-creator Tina Fey made the announcement during the show’s Four Your Consideration event on May 8.
“We’re thrilled to announce that we’re about to start production,” said Fey, as transcribed by EW. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was one of the first original comedy series on Netflix, and now it will be its first interactive comedy event. Fans will be able to make choices on behalf of our characters, taking different story paths with, of course, different jokes. I think it’s a great fit for our show and will be a great way to officially complete the series.”
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premiered on Netflix back in May of 2015. It was the follow up effort to Fey and Robert Carlock’s massively successful NBC sitcom 30 Rock. The story (as helpfully summed up by its delightful auto-tuned opening credits) follows Kimmy Schmidt, a young optimistic woman who spent much of her youth and early adult life imprisoned in an underground bunker by the doomsday cultist Reverend Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm). Once rescued, the 29-year-old Kimmy moves to New York where she learns to adapt to modern life with the help of landlord Lillian (Carol Kane), roommate Titus (Tituss Burgess), and employer Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski).
The show’s fourth and final season premiered on January 25, 2019.
There are no early details of what the interactive ‘plot’ may entail but the possibilities are endless in Kimmy Schmidt‘s bright, bizarre New York world.
Barring any other announcements, the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt interactive special will be the third of its kind for Netflix. The streaming giant’s choose-your-own-adventure style technological experimenting began with Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and continued with the Bear Grylls-starring You Vs. Wild.