On the heels of its overwhelmingly popular Netflix debut comes word that the show’s second season begins filming in the summer of 2015. Cast member Tituss Burguss broke the news in a recent interview with vulture.com.
Further, there is an announcement on the show’s imdb.com page that season two will premiere in March of 2016.
What’s to come?
In a February interview with The New York Times, show co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock didn’t admit to any future plot developments but did mention how, in being in partnership with Netflix, they enjoy longer episodes and freedom from the restrictions traditionally imposed by TV networks.
They are also free from the pressure of having to quickly build an audience at an assigned time slot.
David Itzkoff, The New York Times writer who conducted the interview, pointed out that while Netflix “does not disclose its viewership numbers” but gets extremely large “cumulative” audiences for viewings of traditional TV shows.
It’s highly possible that the second slate of thirteen episodes will be far more freewheeling than if it were on NBC, which was to be its original home.
Of course, there are no current details on exactly where things will go with the [Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt](series:1262615). It’s almost too early to predict.
On the other hand, it’s fairly safe to say that the show’s future is bright and sunny.