You better pace yourselves while binging the first half of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 4, because TheWrap has learned exclusively from Netflix the next batch of episodes isn’t launching on the streaming service until after the new year.
The six newly-released episodes, which dropped Wednesday, will have to tide you over until the second half of the fourth installment of the Tina Fey and Robert Carlock created-series debuts on Jan. 25, 2019. Part 2 will also consist of six episodes.
As TheWrap reported earlier this month, insiders say Netflix and Universal Television are in talks to bring the Ellie Kemper-led comedy to a close after the current season with a movie in lieu of a series finale. Both the streaming platform and studio declined to comment.
However, Tituss Burgess — who plays Titus Andromedon, a struggling gay thespian and Kimmy’s extra, extra roommate, on the series — told TheWrap in a recent interview it is “highly likely that we are going to do a movie.”
“But, unfortunately, I’m not the first one that gets briefed on these things [laughs],” Burgess said about the future of the show, which centers around Kimmy (Kemper), a woman trying to make it in NYC after being rescued from living in a bunker for 15 years as part of a doomsday cult.
“I don’t really know what the f— is gonna happen,” he added. “But I do know that it’s very much on the table.”
“And how exciting to see what that would look like for such a zany show,” Burgess continued. “What kind of territories we’ll be able to go in. First of all, with ‘Sex and the City’ and how it felt the same, but new. It felt cinematic. It felt expanded. So I’m excited to see what that kind of world, what that approach would be, to our world. That’s all I know.”
In Season 4, Kimmy, Titus, Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) and Lillian (Carol Kane) are finding a new direction in both their lives and careers. Kimmy jumps headfirst into her new job at Giztoob. She’s ready to take on anything, except high heels, which she’s pretty sure were designed by a man, or a very confused lady. By creating a fake TV show, Titus takes his acting career into his own hands. Which, as always, are covered in maple syrup. As a talent agent working her way up, Jacqueline must deal with clients who are divas, troublemakers and have no valid social security number. All of these clients are Titus. Lillian continues to “disrupt” and “burst the paradigm,” or as it was called in the ’70s, “general dirtbaggery.”
To date, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has earned 16 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including a best series nom for each of its first three seasons.
Fey and Carlock executive produce alongside Sam Means, Jeff Richmond and David Miner.
The series hails from Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 4 Part 1 is currently available for streaming on Netflix, with Season 4 Part 2 set to launch on Jan. 25, 2019.