Daniel Radcliffe to star in Netflix's ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ interactive special, set to be released in 2020
While there is not much information about his role and other casting details, it does say that the actor will "star" in it, which could mean that he has a substantial role to play
Welcome to the world of Kimmy Schmidt, Daniel Radcliffe!
According to a press release, Radcliffe has joined the cast of the Netflix's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'. And while the release doesn't reveal any details about his role and other casting details, it does say that the actor will "star" in it, which could mean that he has a substantial role to play.
The episode remains untitled as of now, but it will take the form of a "Choose your own adventure"-style special. The movie will follow the footsteps of the 'Black Mirror' interactive special 'Bandersnatch' by allowing viewers to make choices and influence the characters' decisions and how the stories play out - taking audiences on different storylines and different jokes with each choice.
Daniel Radcliffe will co-star in the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt interactive special coming in 2020! pic.twitter.com/X9ad4onfIN— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) June 13, 2019
The interactive special is set to debut on Netflix in 2020. It will see Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt set off on her biggest adventure yet across three states.
Here's Netflix's official description of the project: "In the 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' interactive special, Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) sets off on her biggest adventure yet. Three states! Explosions! A dancing hamburger! And you, the viewer, get to decide how the story goes. Will you foil the Reverend’s (Jon Hamm) evil plan and get Kimmy to her wedding on time? Or will you accidentally start a war against the robots? So grab your remote and a tray of delicious scrod, ’cause Kimmy’s got her own Netflix interactive special"
The series' co-creator Tina Fey and Robert Carlock will executive produce the project alongside Jeff Richmond, Sam Means and David Miner.
'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' was one of the very first original comedies on Netflix. In a statement Fey gave when the project was first announced, she said, "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."
Netflix has been keen to produce interactive content since the success of 'Black Mirror's 'Bandersnatch'. After which, 'You vs. Wild', an eight-episode long interactive family series helmed by survival expert and TV veteran Bear Grylls caught people's attention.