Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premiered the first half of its fourth season on Netflix this month (and brought all of Kimmy’s wisdom with it), but it could be a while before we see the second half.
The first six episodes of season 4 were made available on May 30, and although the rest of the season was initially slated for release later in 2018, the show’s co-creator Robert Carlock now says the episodes are more likely to premiere in 2019. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
“We don’t have a set date,” Carlock told The Hollywood Reporter. “I think [Netflix] wants to be able to launch it properly, and with everything they have going right now, it’s just our feeling that it will take them a little while to find the space and time to do that. So that will be a good thing, I think, for us.”
Carlock said they’re now thinking of the second half of season 4 almost as a mini season 5, taking the show closer to its originally envisioned lifespan. And there will be more in the wings after that too: As previously reported , the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt team is planning to make a movie as a series finale, something that Carlock says will allow them to fully see the series through as intended.
“We now have a shorter runway than we originally thought we would and don’t want to overstuff it and rush it,” he said. “And there are things that I think would be fun to hold off for kind of a big epic finale in feature form.” So far, further details on the film — including whether or not it could also be a theatrical release — have not been announced.
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