Netflix has most recently made headlines thanks to their CEO Reed Hastings. Hastings pretty much said that they need to start canceling more of their shows. Immediately before that, they canceled The Get Down, and immediately after, they canceled the fan favorite Sense8. This comes after years of Netflix seeming to renew every show under the sun, appearing to fans to be the eternal saving grace of quality content. These latest comments, coupled with these cancelations seemed to give fans some pause. But at the end of the day, the reality is that it needs to make economic sense.
“Relative to what you spent, are people watching it? That is pretty traditional.” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos told Jerry Seinfeld (via Variety). “When I say that, a big show for a huge audience is great. A big, expensive show for a tiny audience is hard, even in our model, to make that work very long.”
With more traditional mindset being Netflix’s new modus operandi, there are plenty of other shows some fans are wondering could get the chop in the near future. One such show was Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the comedy from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock that follows a girl’s transition into society after being locked in a bunker for 15 years.
Well, rest easy, Kimmy Schmidt fans, as Variety has learned that the series — which only just debuted its third season — will be getting a Season 4.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a show that, by all accounts, should be shallow as hell. It’s one of the silliest series out there, with a tone that’s hard to latch onto, but it is amazingly good at growing its characters. While most series like it would fight to find a status quo, Kimmy Schmidt takes pains to make sure each of their characters is changing. Kimmy herself in Season 2 found herself going to counseling to help confront her inner demons, and the most recent season saw her going to college, and trying to mentally overcome her captor’s clutch on her mental stability.
It’s a great series, and if you haven’t checked it out, I highly recommend it. Just prepare to have to give it a handful of episodes, as the tone is quite the paradigm shift from your average one.
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