Just because Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt wrapped up its four season run earlier this year doesn't mean that we've seen the last of Ellie Kemper's sunny character, or her friends Titus, Lillian, and Jacqueline. At the show's Netflix FYSEE panel, co-creator Tina Fey announced that not only is the show coming back for one new episode, it's going to be an interactive episode.
"We're thrilled to announce that we're about to start production on an all-new Interactive Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt special, set to debut on Netflix in 2020," Fey told the crowd. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was one of the first original comedy series on Netflix, and now it will be its first interactive comedy event. Fans will be able to make choices on behalf of our characters, taking different story paths with, of course, different jokes. I think it's a great fit for our show and will be a great way to officially complete the series."
Stars Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, and Carol Kane are set to return to their roles, but the episode's story remains a mystery. The series finale neatly wrapped up the storylines for all the characters — including Kimmy, who writes a book and then a theme park ride is based off it, making her absentee mother proud — but there are clearly more stories to tell. There was talk about a Kimmy Schmidt movie for a while, and clearly this interactive episode appears to be the answer.
As for the interactive aspect, it'll probably fall along the lines of Black Mirror's "Bandersnatch." Hopefully this means we'll be given options as to what outlandish outfit Titus gets to wear, and then pair his look with a corresponding Broadway show tune.
All four seasons of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are available to stream on Netflix.