Tina Fey’s Netflix Reign

Many tears were shed and binge-fests finished when “30 Rock” ended in 2013. But fear not! Tina Fey is back at it again. She’s made us laugh, she’s made us cry (…from laughing), and now she’s taking over Netflix. Tina Fey, the star of countless hits (“30 Rock,” “SNL,” and “Muppets Most Wanted” to name a few) has released a new trailer for her Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” which is set to come out March 6.

The series was written by her and her “30 Rock” co-star Robert Carlock. Featuring Ellie Kemper from “Bridesmaids”, and “The Office”, the show takes place in New York City. It follows the story of Kemper’s character Kimmy, as she finds her way through normal life after living in a doomsday cult. Coming up to land in Indiana after living underground for fifteen years, she decides to move to the Big Apple to make a fresh start. Her roommate is played by Tituss Burgess, and she finds herself a nannying job under the employment of Jane Krakowski (of “30 Rock”). Throughout the course of the show she attempts to find love and blend in despite her less-than-average lifestyle. The show will kick off with thirteen episodes, and a second season is already under way.

For those who don’t know, Tina Fey has had a whirlwind of a career, and it’s only going uphill from here. She got her start on “SNL,” and increased their ratings by over forty percent from a skit with her BFF Amy Poehler. Her awards range from a Writer’s Guild award and an Emmy to a Golden Globe just to name a few. (You go, Glen Coco). Robert Carlock has been nominated for two Emmy’s, was a writer for “30 Rock” along with Tina Fey, and was a director for “SNL.”

Lately the streaming site has been stepping it’s game up, bringing “Gilmore Girls” and “Friends” to it’s faithful subscribers. In the past, Netflix has been responsible for successes such as “Orange Is the New Black”, and “House of Cards”. This year, Netflix plans to release eight more Netflix original series (including the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”).

High expectations are in place for the comedy queen’s newest venture of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. Start pulling out the potato chips and charging those laptops, the new show hits Netflix March 6, and it’s definitely a must-see.

Sources: Buzzfeed, Washington Post, E Online, Biography, Wallst Cheat Sheet

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