Why Isn’t ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Interactive Special on Netflix Everywhere?

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend – Picture: Netflix

The new interactive special for Kimmy Schmidt is now available on Netflix, but not quite everywhere. Only a select few regions got the new interactive special even though the main series is available globally. Here’s what we know. 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the comedy series from Netflix that features Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess. The main series ran for four seasons in total.

We first learned that a movie was in development for Unbreakable in 2018 which eventually turned into the new interactive special which arrived today.

We reached out to Netflix to see what’s going on with the global distribution who referred us to their help page.

We found this note for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend is currently available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States.

Our guess, and it is just a guess, is that the dubs haven’t been completed despite the fact subtitles are available. When I jump on the interactive special, only an English audio version is available whereas, on the main series, there are five alternative audio tracks including audio description.

We had an exchange on Twitter with customer services who we asked for a specific reason and unfortunately they weren’t able to provide one. However, you could infer from their response that it’s a possibility that it could come available in the future.

Update: Since the publishing of this article, Netflix has informed a viewer that it is because of dubbing that the interactive special has yet to make its way onto Netflix. You can see the response below:

We then got another follow up later that clarified that the special would be available in the coming weeks.

We’ll keep you updated as and when we hear more regarding a global rollout for the interactive special but for now, unfortunately, you’re just going to have to sit tight.

Kasey Moore

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Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom. Favorite shows on Netflix includes Mindhunter, Love, Death and Robots and Stranger Things.