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“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” returns to Netflix on Friday.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” returns to Netflix on Friday. Netflix

Season 2 of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ hits Netflix

The second season of the Tina Fey/Robert Carlock-created comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” drops on Netflix Friday.

For the uninitiated, the series (rejected by NBC) tells the story of Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), who is freed from the bunker of Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm), where she was held with three other women for 15 years. Instead of restarting her life in Indiana, the sweet but incredibly naive Kimmy embraces a new future in New York City, finding a roommate in Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess) and a job as the nanny of socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski). Carol Kane plays Kimmy’s bizarre landlord.

The first season was incredible (Burgess’ struggling actor character is my personal favorite), so hopes are high for Season 2. Expect a love interest for Titus and storylines about neighborhood gentrification, an accidentally explicit Broadway musical and newly divorced Jacqueline struggling to live on her $12 million settlement.

Plus, I can’t help but notice Jeff Goldblum, Amy Sedaris, David Cross, Anna Camp and Fred Armisen are Season 2 guest stars. And showrunner Carlock says we can expect Hamm again, at least in some flashbacks (one is animated). Tina Fey also returns in some episodes, but this time (thankfully) not as her Marcia Clark-inspired character.

Stream all 13 episodes immediately (and the first season as well, if you haven’t already). Season 3 is confirmed.

While you’re on Netflix, you might as well check out a couple of other Friday releases. There’s Season 3 of “Cuckoo,” a British sitcom about a young woman, Rachel, who returns home having married an American hippie (Andy Samberg in Season 1; Taylor Lautner appears in Season 2 as Samberg’s son). In Season 3, Rachel rekindles a relationship with her former fiance (Matt Lacey). Also Friday, the premiere of a new animated series, “Kong: The King of Apes.”

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