Candy for Dinner Is Just One Delight in Tina Fey's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Trailer

Ellie Kemper stars in the new series from Fey and 30 Rock partner Robert Carlock

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Netflix released the trailer for its upcoming Tina Fey comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and it’s as winsome and weird as you might expect.

Kimmy stars Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids) in the title role as a 20-something liberated from a doomsday cult who learns that the apocalypse never actually happened and her entire life was based on lies.

Fey’s 30 Rock partner in comedy, Robert Carlock, is also behind the series, so it’s no surprise a few familiar faces pop up among the eclectic oddballs Kimmy meets when she moves to New York, finds housing with a Times Square robot performer named Titus (Tituss Burgess) and lands a job nannying for high-strung, self-absorbed working mother Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski, playing to her strengths).

Between Kimmy’s giddy glee at having candy for dinner and Krakowski’s world-weary dings at “those off-brand Kennedys,” there’s a sweetly empowered streak tempering the show’s perkiness.

“Life beats you up,” Kimmy learns quickly. “You can either curl up in a ball and die, or you can stand up and say, ‘We’re different, and you can’t break us!’ ”

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premieres March 6 on Netflix.

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