Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was developed by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for streaming on Netflix. On March 6, 2015, the first season of the comedy-drama was made available on Netflix. Kimmy, the protagonist, is a young girl in Durnsville, Indiana, who is in danger of being taken over by a cult unless someone can save her. She spent 15 years in the Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne’s underground bunker with three other women. After its premiere, the sitcom quickly gained popularity and was nominated for 18 Primetime Emmys.
Now that the main character’s journey has been elegantly concluded in the show’s first four seasons, fans are left wondering: Will there be an “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 5? Okay, then, let’s find out.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 5 Renewal Status
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s cancellation was announced in May 2018, not long before the first part of season 4 on Netflix. If the initial claim is to be believed, the show was discontinued not against the desire of its creators, but rather because “everyone felt it was time to end the series.” Netflix has been cutting series as it works to increase its original content. The majority of the streaming service’s original shows including Bloodline, Marco Polo, and House of Cards have all concluded their runs.
Since Netflix is notoriously secretive about its viewership numbers, we will never know how Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s ratings changed over the show’s four seasons or if a decline in interest was a factor in the cancellation. A movie adaptation of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt may be produced in place of Season 5 instead.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Plot
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is based on an 8th-grade student named Kimmy Schmidt, whom Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne kidnapped. Richard took Kimmy and three more women hostage for fifteen years. He placed the four in an underground dugout and told them of a nuclear apocalypse to keep them in the bunker.
Reverend Richard told Schmidt and the women that they were the only people left on Earth after the nuclear disaster. In season one, the hostages are saved and appear on the Today Show in New York City. However, Schmidt doesn’t want to return to Indiana and be seen as a victim.
She decides to remain in New York and begin a life in the city. Kimmy secures a job as a nanny for Jacqueline Voorhees’s son. Additionally, Schmidt is in love with Dong, a Vietnamese man from her G.E.D. class. Furthermore, she goes ahead to be a witness against Reverend Richard and learns how things have changed after her 15 years of captivity.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season Cast and characters
- Ellie Kemper as Kimberly “Kimmy” Cougar Schmidt
- Carol Kane as Lillian Kaushtupper
- Jane Krakowski as Jacqueline White
- Sara Chase as Cyndee Pokorny
- Lauren Adams as Gretchen Chalker
- Sol Miranda as Donna Maria Nuñez
- Jon Hamm as Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne
- Mike Carlsen as Mikey Politano
- Dylan Gelula as Xanthippe Lannister Voorhees
- Tanner Flood as Buckley Voorhees
- Amy Sedaris as Mimi Kanassis
- James Monroe Iglehart as Coriolanus Burt
- Mike Britt as Walter Bankston
- Ki Hong Lee as Dong Nguyen
- Adam Campbell as Logan Beekman
- Andy Ridings as Charles
- Susanna Guzman as Vera
- Brandon Jones as Brandon Yeagley
- Julie Tice-Bubolz as Yuko
- John Ellison Conlee as Rick
- Suzan Perry as Sonja
- Tim Blake Nelson as Randy Peterson
- Robin Rieger as Carla Tuesday
- Tina Fey and Jerry Minor as Marcia and Chris
- Tina Fey as Dr. Andrea Bayden
- Fred Armisen as Robert “Bobby” Durst
- Anna Camp as Deirdre Robespierre
- David Cross/Billy Magnusse as Russ Snyder
- Josh Charles as Duke Snyder
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 5 Release Date
The first six episodes of the fourth season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” debuted on Netflix on May 30, 2018. Part 2 premiered on January 25, 2019, and also split into six episodes. While many fans believed that the May 2018 airing of the sixth episode of Season 4A would be the series finale, the show’s producers stunned fans by airing another batch of six episodes later that year.
You may have figured by now that the show will not be returning for another season. Season 5 of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ has been axed. Yet, we must not give up hope. The series’ comeback with an interactive special was announced on May 8, 2019. The premiere date for the one episode is set for May 12, 2020. Kimmy is kidnapped by the leader of a doomsday cult named Rev. Dr. Richard Wayne, and the plot will follow her as she gets married and fights back against him.
Will there be a spin-off series or movie?
Yes. The producers have discussed releasing a film. In an interview, co-creator Carlock said:
“We now have a shorter runway than we originally thought we would and don’t want to overstuff it and rush it,” he says. “And there are things that I think would be fun to hold off for kind of a big epic finale in feature form.”
“As to whether the movie would just be for Netflix or have a theatrical release, Carlock says, “I don’t know. That’s a good question. I think it’s probably just for the platform. Sometimes they do both, but I don’t know if we’ve gotten down to crossing those T’s just yet.”
Where can I watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?
The show is currently streaming on Netflix. Netflix subscribers may currently stream episodes from Seasons 1-4 of Kimmy Schmidt.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ratings
Unbreakable The average rating for Kimmy Schmidt on IMDB is 7.6. Viewer feedback totals 68,000. There are 96 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s why it’s one of the highest-rated shows available on such services. The special episode was also highly rated by audiences (94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes).