Ellie Kemper, the comedien who plays Kimmy Shmidt on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” is set to write a memoir!
According to reports, Scribner has signed a deal with Kemper to release a book of personal essays, detailing accounts from her childhood spent in St. Louis and her time in Hollywood, from joining The Office as the airheaded and hilariously original Erin Hannon to landing a film role in Bridesmaids.
Shannon Welch, executive editor at Scribner, told Entertainment Weekly,
“We were bowled over by Ellie Kemper’s gifts as a writer. She’s brilliant, charming, relatable, unexpected, insightful and hilarious. She couldn’t be better company on the page.”
Kemper’s book is set for a 2018 release.
I pretty much support anything Tina Fey does and with that I am excited that NBC has ordered 13 episodes of her new comedy with Robert Carlock. Produced by Universal Television and Little Stranger, Inc., and set to debut in fall 2014, the series will center on a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City.
The series is set to star “The Office” actress, Ellie Kemper, who let’s hope has a better character than slightly dumb and naive Erin Hannon.
“We have been lucky enough to work at NBC for our entire careers (except when Robert worked at ‘The Dana Carvey Show,’ now available on DVD) and we thank Bob and Jen for their continued support,” said Fey and Carlock.
Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, added,
“Tina and Robert, who cemented their partnership on ’30 Rock,’ have created a new signature comedy for us that is audacious, emotional, and clever. While tapping into very relatable themes, there isn’t anything like this anywhere else on television. NBC has been their home for many years and we’re so happy that they’ve found another way to push the comedy envelope for us.”
Fey and Carlock, who will serve as writers for the series, will executive produce with David Miner.