Ellie Kemper is an optimistic cult survivor who is afraid of Velcro in the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The series, from the minds of 30 Rock team Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, finds Kimmy (Kemper) hitting New York after being freed from an underground bunker.
Her big-city adventures lead to the revelation that “dancing is about butts now!” and a job working for a mother played by Jane Krakowski, who seems to have translated Jenna Maroney’s brand of delusional insanity into another character.
But even though Kimmy’s new roommate (played by Tituss Burgess) tells her, “You yell in your sleep, you bite my nails, and we still don’t know why you’re afraid of Velcro,” Fey told EW she and Carlock hope Kimmy is relatable. “It’s like a very heightened version of Girls,” she said. “Like, ‘I’m here, and I’m new, and I don’t know what I”m going to do with my life.’ A woman who’s an extreme case of that, because she’s lost a chunk of her life. She doesn’t know anything.”
The show will premiere March 6.