“I would describe this season as being hopeful, musical and bright,” says Ellie Kemper about “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” in a newly released featurette about season three of the Netflix comedy (watch above). “I think that Kimmy has become much more of an adult, but she’s retained these youthful worldviews.”
In season three, Kimmy continues to adjust to life after spending decades trapped in a bunker by an apocalypse cult led by Jon Hamm — you know, that old story. Now she has her GED, so she decides to go to college, and in that brand new environment she struggles and succeeds in unexpected ways. The same can be said of her friend and former employer Jacqueline White (Jane Krakowski), who continues her campaign to change the name of the NFL’s Washington Redskins. “Jacqueline is really stepping up this year,” says Krakowski. “She will always need Kimmy’s assistance, but I really think that by the end of season three Jacqueline stands on her own two feet.”
And Kimmy’s roommate Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess) is also experiencing growing pains. He explains, “Titus is showing signs of relationship growth because Kimmy has taught him to take other people’s feelings into consideration. But don’t get it twisted, he’s still every bit as self-centered and flashy as we know him to be.”
Burgess singles out series creators Robert Carlock and Tina Fey for praise, pointing out, “They write to smart people. I have to re-read the scripts two or three times to understand what the hell they’re talking about sometimes.” If audiences are having the same problem, Burgess recommends watching the show repeatedly.
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