Still missing 30 Rock? Quit your blerging—Tina Fey and Rock showrunner Robert Carlock have teamed up again for a new series, debuting this March on Netflix, about a naive thirtysomething (Ellie Kemper) who moves to the Big Apple after escaping the doomsday cult she belonged to for 15 years. Once there, Kimmy moves in with an aspiring singer (Tituss Burgess, whom 30 Rock fans may recognize as Queen of Jordan sidekick D’Fwan) and starts working as a nanny for a girl named Xanthippe (Dylan Gelula)—whose mother is played by another Rock alum (Jane Krakowski). EW chatted with Fey and Carlock about their latest project.
Where did the idea for this series come from?
Tina Fey: NBC asked us if we would be interested in writing something for Ellie Kemper. So we spent a couple weeks thinking about Ellie Kemper—which, if you’ve not done it, is a lovely way to spend time.
Robert Carlock: Yeah. We just spend all day staring at pictures of her smiling face. READ FULL STORY