A little while ago, we talked about how NBC passed on Tina Fey‘s new show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, because … I dunno. Maybe one of the executives’ parents died of laughter and this is their revenge. Who knows? Anyway, the series made its way to Netflix, and here’s our first official look at it. Initial impressions: The writing is sharp, especially when it hits the throwaway gags (“WHITE WOMEN FOUND! Hispanic woman also found.” Nicely done.) and Ellie Kemper really knows how to sell every line with terminal delightfulness. Also, I’m happy to see Tituss Burgess is in the cast, especially since I loved him as D’Fwan in 30 Rock … and then there’s Jane Krakowski.
From 30 Rock executive producers, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock comes this hilarious new comedy series starring Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids) as a woman who is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over as a nanny for an Upper East Side socialite (Jane Krakowski from 30 Rock) in New York City. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers and a couple way-past-due library books, she takes on a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.