Kimmy Schmidt is returning to Netflix later this month for the first part of the fourth season, but it comes with a sad face as the fourth season will be the final run of the hit comedy series. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, Kimmy had been set up at NBC with a straight to series two season order only for Netflix to swoop in and buy it off them. It was a bold move and one that paid off for Netflix as it gave them their first high-profile original sitcom.

Ellie Kemper (The Office) stars as the ever-optimistic Kimmy Schmidt who finds modern life confusing as she tries to build a life for herself after years living underground in a bomb shelter. While it might sound like a hard-bitten drama, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a bright, breezy, and unyieldingly upbeat comedy that never fails to put a smile on your face. As a silver lining, the fourth season won't be the last we see of Kimmy, Titus Andromedon (please give him a spin-off), Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski), and Lillian (Carol Kane) as Netflix wants a Kimmy movie to wrap the series up. I am a massive fan of the show, and I'll be sad to see it go, but a movie swansong is a nice way to say goodbye to these characters.

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Unlike the previous three seasons that released all thirteen of their respective episodes on the same day, Kimmy's final season will be split in two. The first six episodes will be available on Netflix on May 30, and the remaining seven instalments will be released later this year. Fey and Carlock will start writing the movie once they have finished up season four, so we should expect Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Movie sometime in 2019, maybe. 

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