“Now that I have my GED, what do I do next?” asks Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) in the new official trailer for season three of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” on Netflix. Kimmy’s landlady Lillian (Carol Kane) answers, “After high school most white girls go to college.” That’s just what Kimmy does, and I’m sure there will be no culture clash at all for the young woman who spent the better part of her life trapped in a bunker with an apocalypse cult. The new season premieres May 19. Watch the new trailer above.
The trailer teases other storylines from the upcoming episodes, including romantic and career woes for Titus (Tituss Burgess), who worries that his boyfriend Mikey (Mike Carlsen) is cheating on him. Of course Titus reacts in a quiet, dignified manner — by reenacting Beyonce‘s “Lemonade.” And Lillian has her own romantic drama: she just broke up with her boyfriend, infamous “Jinx” killer Robert Durst (Fred Armisen).
And there’s another noteworthy appearance in the new season: Jon Hamm returns as Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, the cult leader who kept Kimmy captive all those years. But thankfully for Kimmy he’s still in jail after being convicted of his crimes at the end of season one.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has been nominated for 11 Emmys over the course of its first two seasons, including Best Comedy Series both years. But it’s still aiming for its first win in any category. Kemper was nominated for Best Comedy Actress for the first time in 2016, while Burgess contended for Best Comedy Supporting Actor in both 2015 and 2016. Hamm’s appearance in 2015 earned him a bid for Best Comedy Guest Actor.
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