Our favorite ball of energy Ellie Kemper is set to return to TV screens in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2, which premieres on April 15 on Netflix.
The Emmy-nominated series has a lot in store for the fans this season, and Ellie Kemper is filling us up on the details.
Major character development for Kimmy
In an interview with Variety, Kemper revealed that while her character is still the bubbly and optimistic protagonist fans have always loved, she begins to accept that she cannot always control the natural course of things.
“Without losing her optimism, she’s accepting the reality of the world, which is that there has to be a lot of acceptance. Never apathy, but accepting that some things you can’t change,” Kemper said.
In the first season, Kimmy was not one to throw a fit. This coming season, we may see Kimmy have episodes of anger.
“There are outbursts and flashes of anger that we maybe didn’t see in the first season, and that’s healthy. She needs to understand that is okay, it’s okay to be mad, you can be mad but you can also retain a sense of hopefulness.”
Kimmy-Dong romance brave obstacles
Season 1 introduced us to “Kong,” the couple name for Kimmy Schmidt and Dong, played by The Maze Runner star Ki Hong Lee.
“I think they’re a sweet match, so we’ll see what happens. I think they can both help each other a lot,” Kemper told E! News. “I’m making a sad face because I think it’s sad that they have to overcome some obstacles.”
Kong will face even more challenges in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2, including a possible new love interest for Kimmy.
More song numbers
Ellie Kemper revealed that Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 will feature a lot of music and songs. She owes the show’s musical roots to co-stars Carol Kane and Titus Burgess and composer Jeff Richmond. They will probably even top the surprise success that was “Peeno Noir.”
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Kimmy goes exploring outside new York
Kimmy finally gets to see new places. In season 2, Kimmy will visit Universal Studios where she reportedly settles some business on a roller coaster.
More nudity and profanity
Tina Fey says no. Now that the show is being produced by Netflix, and by all means can be injected with more profanity and nudity than when it was still with NBC, Tina Fey has promised to keep the show PG-13. The show’s co-creator said she many of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt viewers watch the show with their young kids and teenagers, and said she would “hate to ruin that in season two.”
Big guest stars
Fred Armisen, Amy Sedaris, Zosia Mamet, Jeff Goldblum, Anna Camp and the show’s co-creator Tina Fey will guest star in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2.