Krakowski just joined "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which is being co-produced by Fey and fellow "30 Rock" showrunner Robert Carlock. The series follows Kimmy (played by "The Office" alum Ellie Kemper), who's recently escaped from a religious cult and moved to New York City to experience real life for the first time.
Krakowski will appear in a supporting, recurring role as an uptight Upper West Side mother for whom Kimmy nannies. The actress joined the project after her Fox pilot, "Dead Boss," was not picked up to series. She replaced Megan Dodds, who played the character in one scene in the "Kimmy" pilot; the scene will be re-shot.
This isn't Krakowski's first time replacing an actress in an already-picked-up pilot; she also did the same for "30 Rock," taking over the role of Jenna Maroney from Rachel Dratch. Dratch later recurred as several different characters in the series; maybe Dodds can do the same with "Kimmy"?
NBC has already picked up "Kimmy" for 13 episodes, and considering the strong buzz the show has gotten so far, we'd imagine it will get a full 22-episode season order.
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" will debut this fall on NBC.
[via: Deadline, h/t Uproxx]