What happens when you break out of a bunker after 15 years of being told by a cult fanatic that the world was scorched by a "nucular" apocalypse? If you're Kimmy Schmidt, a neon-clad ingenue (played with irrepressible pluck by Ellie Kemper, above right), you vow to make it in New York with the wide-eyed zeal of a newborn.
Co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and offering welcome echoes of the pair's dearly departed 30 Rock, the Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt requires ample suspension of disbelief, particularly in regard to Kimmy's rapid reawakening. But then, with this much WTF stimuli, who wouldn't be moved to bite into the Big Apple? Beloved squeak box Carol Kane is Kimmy's gullible landlord, who doesn't mind that Kimmy's gay roommate, Titus (Tituss Burgess, above left), never pays the rent (the tuneful queen didn't make it to Broadway, so now he dresses up as a faux Iron Man in Times Square).
Stealing the show, however, is the flawless Jane Krakowski as a filthy-rich trophy wife who hires Kimmy as a nanny and introduces her to a boundless brand of loony elitism. Soon enough, she sends Kimmy on a date with a zillionaire. The catch? He's a demented old coot who feeds treats to an imaginary dog at brunch.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premieres on Netflix March 6. Watch the trailer below: