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Netflix Signs Duplass Brothers to Four-Picture Deal

23 January 2015 12:52 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Each movie will see a theatrical release before becoming available to streaming subscribers

In a further push into original films, streaming giant Netflix has signed Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass to a four-picture deal, a company representative told TheWrap.

Under the deal, Netflix will finance four of the brothers/producing partners’ movies. Each movie will first be released theatrically before becoming available to Netflix subscribers.

See photos: 21 Buzziest Streaming Shows: From ‘Marco Polo’ to ‘Transparent

It’s the second multi-project production deal Netflix has made with filmmakers. In October, Ted Sarandos’ company signed Adam Sandler to a four-picture deal.

Sandler’s deal, »

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Watch Ellie Kemper stay positive in the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer

23 January 2015 6:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The trailer for Tina Fey’s new comedy the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt arrived last night. It’s the new show that you may have heard of when NBC decided to pick it up only to shelf it, afterwich Netflix swooped in and grabbed it.

The show stars Ellie Kemper (The Office) as the lead character, Ellie Kemper, who’s rescued from a doomsday cult after spending a decade and a half in a bunker. Upon being brought back to the world as the rest of us know it, she decides she likes it better and commits to living in New York City. I can say I was hoping for this project to appeal to me more but the fact that it’s written by Fey should at least promise her trademark rapid-fire pop culture reference-style jokes. If one in five is as funny as the jokes on 30 Rock, it may »

- William Fanelli

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Ellie Kemper Smiles and the Whole Trailer for Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Series Smiles With Her

22 January 2015 3:15 PM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you’ve been missing the NBC comedies 30 Rock and The Office, Netflix has what you’re looking for, and they’ll even let you watch it on Thursday nights, too. Tina Fey, who created and starred in the former show has a new TV series with 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and instead of returning to the Peacock network (where it was initially set to debut this Spring), it’s dropping on the online distributor’s streaming service on March 6th — all 13 episodes of the first season at once. And less than two months ahead, they’ve dropped a trailer for the show, which you can watch below. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper, one of the ensemble players from The Office, as a former member of an doomsday cult who is now trying to lead a normal life in the big city. She’s lived in an underground bunker before hitting New »

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First Trailer Lands For Tina Fey And Robert Carlock’s Netflix Series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

22 January 2015 12:52 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Falling from NBC’s autumn slate might have been a blessing in disguise for apoca-comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Created by 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the show’s funnybone originates from the same type of acerbic wit that their seminal skit comedy nailed with aplomb. So, after the network omitted the series from their fall line-up, a deal was struck with global streaming giants, Netflix, which might actually prove to be a stronger choice in getting this sitcom before the right audience.

Up front in the lead as the happy-go-lucky Kimmy is Bridesmaids‘ star, Ellie Kemper. After years of surviving in an underground apocalypse cult with three other women, she is eventually rescued and begins a new life in New York City. The pitfalls are easy to spot, purely based on that synopsis. Fish out of water gags, silliness borne out of misunderstanding… the obvious direction of the »

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10 30 Rock Jokes We Hope to See on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

22 January 2015 12:45 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

This morning, the trailer for the upcoming Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt dropped, and it looks all-around adorable. With the writing duo of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (otherwise known as the geniuses behind 30 Rock) at the helm and stars like Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski, the comedy about an apocalypse cultmember-turned New York City resident is bound to be on fire.  Today's teaser gives a glimpse of some of the show's highlights (and Kemper's perfectly-quirky demeanor), but we're also hoping for a bit of nostalgia out of Unbreakable. It's been almost two years since our beloved 30 Rock ended, and life just hasn't been the same without Liz Lemon and company. As such, it would be simply »

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Watch the Trailer for ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’, Tina Fey’s New Netflix Series

22 January 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If you were a big fan of NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup circa 2010, has Netflix got just the thing for you. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (30 Rock), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper (The Office) as a woman rescued from a doomsday cult. Eager to start fresh after 15 years underground, […]

The post Watch the Trailer for ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’, Tina Fey’s New Netflix Series appeared first on /Film. »

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Is 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Secretly a '30 Rock' Spinoff?

22 January 2015 10:50 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Finally, we have the first trailer for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," the new Netflix sitcom from "30 Rock" dream team Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The show follows the titular naif (Ellie Kemper) after she's sprung from an apocalypse cult and moves to New York City. Kemper is all wide grins and pollyanna proclamations in this first clip. Adorable. And yet, might this be a spinoff of a little-known, hilarious "30 Rock" character? Forget for a minute that Jane Krakowski is back playing a woman who resembles Jenna Maroney in her curtness and confident cluelessness. Kimmy Schmidt herself feels a lot like a lost "30 Rock" character. Remember this young, hopeful woman from season 6? There's more than a passing resemblance. Here's hoping she's strong enough to contend with New York City and (even more intimidatingly) Jane Krakowski's mad one-liner skills. "Kimmy" hits Netflix March 6. »

- Louis Virtel

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Netflix Debuts Tina Fey’s New Comedy Series Trailer

22 January 2015 10:38 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Netflix has debuted the trailer for its latest comedy series. Created by “30 Rock” duo Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” follows a young woman who has been living underground in a cult-created apocalypse shelter for 15 years. When she finds the world she thought had been obliterated is still intact, she heads out, invigorated… albeit with a few quirks as a result of being detached from the world for over a decade (i.e. an irrational fear of Velcro and an unrelenting doe-eyed optimism). The series stars Ellie Kemper (“The Office”), Tituss Burgess (“30 Rock”), Emmy winner Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski, and others.  With the recent Golden Globe win for Amazon series “Transparent,” (available to stream for free for 24 hours on Saturday, Jan. 24) television and streaming networks like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are proving they’re the emerging frontier for innovative and risk-taking entertainment.  The full 13-episode season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt »

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Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Gets A New Trailer

22 January 2015 9:58 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

After living in a cult for fifteen years, Kimmy (Ellie KemperThe Office) decides to reclaim her life and start over in New York City. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, and a couple of way-past-due library books, she’s ready to take on a world she didn’t even think existed anymore. Wide-eyed but resilient, nothing is going to stand in her way. She quickly finds a new job (working for 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski), a new roommate (Tituss Burgess – 30 Rock), and a new beginning. The cast also includes Lauren Adams, Sara Chase, Sol Miranda and Emmy winner Carol Kane (Taxi, The Princess Bride). The new TV  [ Read More ]

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16 late-arrival female TV characters we can't live without

22 January 2015 9:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Paige in Charmed, Anya in Buffy, Fred in Angel… They weren’t there from the start, but these women were indispensable by the end...

Arriving fashionably late to the party is the speciality of these female TV characters. They’re not the Cousin Olivers or the Scrappy Doos of the television world, but the regulars and recurring roles who enter a show once it’s established and help it on its way to greatness. Their respective shows may not have known they needed them right at the start, but they soon proved themselves indispensable and much-loved parts of their TV universes.

From Paige Matthews to Winifred Burkle, Ro Laren and more then, let’s celebrate the women whose appearance in our favourite shows were better late than never...

Kitty Winter – Elementary

When she arrived: season three episode one, Enough Nemesis To Go Around.

Now that the initial overcrowding issue has »

- louisamellor

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Candy for Dinner Is Just One Delight in Tina Fey's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trailer

22 January 2015 9:30 AM, PST | | See recent news »

[Youtube "mNKEKlXY3Z4"] Netflix released the trailer for its upcoming Tina Fey comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and it's as winsome and weird as you might expect. Kimmy stars Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids) in the title role as a 20-something liberated from a doomsday cult who learns that the apocalypse never actually happened and her entire life was based on lies. Fey's 30 Rock partner in comedy, Robert Carlock, is also behind the series, so it's no surprise a few familiar faces pop up among the eclectic oddballs Kimmy meets when she moves to New York, finds housing with a Times Square robot performer »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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First Trailer for Netflix Series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

22 January 2015 9:10 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Netflix has debuted the first trailer for its upcoming new series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Ellie Kemper (The Office) stars as a member of an apocalypse cult who moves to New York City and tries to live a normal life, and if you feel like this trailer has shades of 30 Rock to it, you're absolutely right. Tina Fey and 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock created this series, and it looks like Kemper is serving as the Fey stand-in character this time around. (Similar to how in practically every Woody Allen movie in which he doesn't star, there's a guy that clearly has Allen's personality.)

Anyway, this looks like it has a good energy to it, and with Fey and Carlock running things behind-the-scenes, it should have plenty of laughs. Sounds like the perfect thing to binge-watch in a weekend if you've had a bad week, and you'll be able to do that starting on March 6th. »

- Ben Pearson

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Netflix Releases Trailer For Tina Fey’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

22 January 2015 9:04 AM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

What do you get when an ex-cult member spends a decade and a half underground to escape the End of Days before being let loose in the modern day Big Apple? The premise for Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt, of course. The streaming video-on-demand company just released a two-minute trailer for its upcoming comedy series set for release on March 6, 2015.

The Kimmy Schmidt trailer starts off with a Swat team finding the apocalypse shelter of Kimmy (played by The Office’s Ellie Kemper). She and her fellow cult sisters are brought to New York City, where Kimmy decides to stay and make a life for herself despite being severely out-of-date after 15 years underground. The spunky redhead proceeds to find new roommates, get a job as a nanny for an upscale family, and naively yet wittily compliment a construction worker who’s trying to hit on her.

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, »

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Here's the Wacky Trailer For Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Ellie Kemper's Netflix Series

22 January 2015 8:47 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt looks like no other Netflix series we've seen before. Ellie Kemper stars as a woman who has been rescued after living underground for 15 years in a doomsday cult. She moves to New York City, where she encounters typical Manhattan life (including a tiny apartment) and faces it all with an impossibly large smile on her face. The series also stars Jane Krakowski seemingly playing a variation of Jenna Maroney and is created by Tina Fey - but don't expect it to feel like 30 Rock. This looks a lot broader and wackier. We'll see if it pays off when the show is released on March 6! Until then, check out what's new on Netflix in February and find out when all Netflix's original series are premiering. »

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trailer: Will You Watch the New Netflix Comedy?

22 January 2015 8:13 AM, PST | | See recent news »

2015 will be a big year of new content for Netflix, with both Kyle Chandler’s Bloodline and the streaming site’s first ever Marvel series, Daredevil debuting, but before either of them will be the premiere of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a new comedy from the 30 Rock duo of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The series, which was originally planned to air on NBC but, in a last minute switch, was sold to Netflix, stars Ellie Kemper (The Office) as the titular Kimmy Schmidt, who escapes a doomsday cult after 15 years and tries to start her life over in New York City.  Today, Netflix released the first official trailer for the show, which made my list for the most anticipated new shows of 2015. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to debut Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt exclusively on Netflix, which has proven to be such an outstanding place for distinctive, original programming, »

- Chris King

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Watch the first trailer for Tina Fey’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

22 January 2015 8:07 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Netflix’s new original comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is yet another one of those shows about a plucky young girl trying to make it in New York City. Yawn.

Except the twist is that Kimmy Schmidt, played by the effervescent Ellie Kemper, has actually been hidden underground for 15 years with a group of cult sisters after fearing for the apocalypse. Now there’s something we haven’t heard before!

Coming from Executive Producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Kemper, and 30 Rock alums Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess as her respective employer and roommate. This new comedy series premieres on Netflix March 6 with a 13 episode first season. Watch the first trailer below:

The post Watch the first trailer for Tina Fey’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ appeared first on Sound On Sight.


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Watch: Ellie Kemper Survives The Apocalypse In Trailer For Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

22 January 2015 7:31 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Even as the contenders are coming on strong, with Amazon and uh, Overstock, planning big things in 2015, Netflix certainly doesn't have to worry just yet about their customers going elsewhere. According to their just released fourth quarter earnings report, they added 13 million subscribers worldwide in 2014. That's the size of a small country, and those numbers are due in part to Netflix's original content. Their 2015 releases will be bringing a whole lot more. And while "House Of Cards" and "Orange Is The New Black" grab the most headlines, a new comedy is hoping to make its mark, too. Featured in our 20 Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2015, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" is led by "The Office" star Ellie Kemper, playing a young woman who is broken free from the bunker of a doomsday cult. She discovers the world is just fine and decides to move to New York City to live life to the fullest. »

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Trailer: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Puts the 'Cult' in 'Culture Shock'

22 January 2015 7:16 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Kimmy Schmidt discovers that she likes dancing with her butt, loves eating candy for dinner and hates Velcro, in the full trailer for Ellie Kemper’s new Netflix comedy.

Created by 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and releasing 13 episodes on March 6, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars The Office‘s Kemper as a survivor of a doomsday cult, fished out of an underground bunker after 15 years of isolation.

Relocating to New York City — a world quite different from the Indiana hole she’d been living in — she rooms with Times Square robot Titus (played by 30 Rock‘s Tituss Burgess) and »

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Tina Fey’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Trailer: Ellie Kemper Rescued From a Doomsday Cult (Video)

22 January 2015 6:58 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Golden Globes host created the upcoming Netflix comedy with “30 Rock” executive producer Robert Carlock

Ellie Kemper is a former member of a doomsday cult trying to get used to life in New York City in the first trailer for Tina Fey‘s Netflix comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

It does not appear that Fey will have a physical presence on the show she co-created with “30 Rock” executive producer Robert Carlock, but her sense of humor is unmistakable in the first look the streaming service debuted on Thursday.

See photos: 19 Best & Worst Golden Globe Awards Moments

Kemper, an “Office” alum who »

- Greg Gilman

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Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trailer: Ellie Kemper Ditches Her Cult

22 January 2015 6:45 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

With an updated spin on Blast From the Past, Ellie Kemper stars as Kimmy Schmidt in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — brought to you by Netflix and the people who made 30 Rock (specifically Tina Fey and Robert Carlock) and co-starring 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski. The whole thing will appear on Netflix on Friday, March 6, and because in StreamingLand, there are no rules, it's already been renewed for a second season. »

- Lindsey Weber

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