The Rest of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 4 Probably Won’t Debut This Year
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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