Fey co-writes Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with Carlock. The show, about a woman who comes to New York after spending 15 years in a cult, stars Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski from Fey and Carlock’s previous show 30 Rock. Fey:
My producing partner, Robert Carlock [who coproduced 30 Rock], and I wanted to write something for Ellie; she’s adorable but also has strength. We live in a strange world in which people, literally and metaphorically, like to lock up women. And we liked the idea of Ellie playing a survivor and starting over.