3:17pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Renewed for Third Season
Netflix kicked off its Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt panel at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour on Sunday with big news: The Tina Fey-produced comedy has been renewed for a third season.
The renewal comes ahead of the Ellie Kemper starrer's second season, which will kick off in April. Executive produced by Fey and Robert Carlock, the cult comedy was originally developed for NBC and moved to Netflix for a two-season pickup after the network passed on it.
For Netflix, the news comes as the streaming giant also told reporters Sunday that it plans to invest $5 billion in content this year.
Kimmy Schmidt, which has been an awards-season darling for stars Kemper and breakout Tituss Burgess, is part of a Netflix comedy roster that also includes The Ranch, Fuller House, Grace and Frankie, Love, Flaked and W/Bob & David as well as Master of None, the latter of which is also produced by Universal Television.
The Kimmy Schmidt renewal marked the second of the day for the streamer, joining Marvel drama Jessica Jones, which was picked up for a sophomore season.