Netflix is gearing up for the impending second season of its breakout original comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The new promo for the off-beat series brings things to a whole new level of cheesiness.
In it, we see Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) attempt, in her typical upbeat and naive style, to bring her cheery outlook to dark and drab New York City. This includes turning everything she touches to bright colors; from clothing of passers-by, to boring cars, and even a hot dog stand. She’s certainly a colorful character, and will be working hard in season two to make the rest of the city match her vibrancy.
She’ll continue to have help and pseudo-support from her roomie Titus (Tituss Burgess), who has a short appearance in the spot belting out his signature tune Peeno Noir and twirling about on the street. Also seen is Jacqueline (Jane Krakowsi), Kimmy’s wealthy former boss and sometimes friend.
The promo takes on a full Disney musical feel; if you weren’t familiar with it, you might even think it was a kid’s show. But that’s fitting, since the story follows Kimmy’s escape from an underground bunker where she had been captive for 15 years, through her entire adolescence. Naturally, since she missed out on all of her formative years, she’s eager to act like that naive teenager who wants to explore the world, despite the fact that she’s now in her 30s.
Make sure you watch right to the end of the clip to see a short bit where Kimmy revisits that old metal crank she and her fellow captors were forced to turn in order to power their kidnapper’s electronic devices. Even Kimmy can’t pretend to enjoy doing that for long.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, who were also behind 30 Rock. Season two will debut on April 15, with 13 more episodes as we delve deeper into Kimmy’s ridiculously optimistic attempts at rebuilding her life and conquering The Big Apple.