It can be said that Netflix already has an iron grip on comedy. Legendary greats like Chelsea Handler and Jerry Seinfeld headline Netflix charts, and people like Adam Sandler, Louis CK and, Dave Chappelle sign up for the big bucks. The notion that the streaming Network is a comedy platform is an understatement.
It’s first big original comedic hit was Orange is the New Black and since then shows like Master of None, Love, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt have all shined on the network. So it was only a matter of time before some of these shows became intertwined. With the third season of Kimmy Schmidt and more of her cringe-like adventures, since leaving her bunker, we followed one of her bunker buddies to…Litchfield Penitentiary in OINTB land.
Yes, that really was the ‘Black Cindy,’ from Orange is the New Black. Season 3 Episode 5 is what’s known as a bottle episode and it was a way for Tina Fey (another Netflix comedian), who produces the show to save money. Now they say, they are open to more possibilities for cross-over potential. It does seem like Kimmy Schmidt takes place in the same universe as Orange is the New Black.
The talk of colors hasn’t gone unnoticed. Kimmy Schmidt is a very colorful and flashy show and ever since it’s first season OITNB has set the tone for new fashions and its own brand of colorful puns. Could we perhaps in the future see Dev and his friends from Master of None hanging out with Gus and Mickey from Love? Or John Hamm’s Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne giving spiritual advice to President Frank Underwood? Let’s make this happen Netflix!