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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

the-series-philosopher-Unbreakable_Kimmy_Schmidt_wikiUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a U.S. sitcom created by Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Robert Carlock (Friends, Joey, 30 Rock) and starring Ellie Kemper (The Office (US), The Mindy Project) that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode first season on NBC for spring 2015, the show was sold to Netflix.

The series follows 29-year old Kimmy Schmidt as she adjusts to life in New York City after her rescue from an Indiana doomsday cult. The pilot opens with her rescue from the cult’s underground bunker, where Kimmy and three other women were held by the Reverend for fifteen years.

The main cast includes:

  • Ellie Kemper as Kimberly “Kimmy” Schmidt, who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York.
  • Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon, a gay, larger-than-life aspiring Broadway performer. His real name is Ronald Wilkerson.
  • Carol Kane (Gotham) as Lillian Kaushtupper, Kimmy and Titus’s landlady.
  • Jane Krakowski (Ally McBeal, 30 Rock) as Jacqueline Voorhees, a wealthy Manhattanite who hires Kimmy as a nanny.
  • Sara Chase as Cyndee Pokorny, Kimmy’s best friend from the cult.
  • Lauren Adams as Gretchen Chalker, a willing member of the cult, who believes everything she was told.
  • Sol Miranda as Donna Maria Nuñez, a cult member who pretends not to speak English, and is revealed to be using the “Mole Woman” name to advertise products.

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