Explorer Benedict Allen presents this brand-new adventure series. Eight volunteers undergo an onslaught of physical and mental pressure in a bid to be declared ‘unbreakable'. Filmed across four continents, Unbreakable takes eight super-fit members of the public on a punishing global trail to undergo a series of brutal challenges. From the Norwegian arctic to the Sahara Desert, the volunteers will learn to survive in the world's harshest environments and endure some of the toughest military training around. They will be bossed and cajoled by physical trainers and survival experts as they bid to outdo - and outlast - each other.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Unbreakable - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Netflix
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American web television sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, starring Ellie Kemper in the title role, that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode first season on NBC for spring 2015, the show was sold to Netflix and given a two-season order. The series follows 29-year-old Kimmy Schmidt (Kemper) as she adjusts to life in New York City after her rescue from a doomsday cult in the fictional town of Durnsville, Indiana, where she and three other women were held by Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm) for 15 years. Determined to be seen as something other than a victim and armed only with a positive attitude, Kimmy decides to restart her life by moving to New York City, where she quickly befriends her street-wise landlady Lillian Kaushtupper (Carol Kane), finds a roommate in struggling actor Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess), and gains a job as a nanny for the melancholy and out-of-touch socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski). Since its premiere, the show has received critical acclaim, with critic Scott Meslow calling it “the first great sitcom of the streaming era”. The series has been nominated for 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, including three nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series. On June 13, 2017, the show was renewed for a fourth season, with the first 6 episodes premiering on May 30, 2018. The second half is expected to debut January 25, 2019. The fourth season will be the final of the series.
Unbreakable - Production and development - Netflix
The show was created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock when NBC executives asked them to develop a show for Ellie Kemper. Fey stated that they found an “innocence” about Kemper's face, but also noted there was a “strength” to it. One idea was for the show to center on Kemper's character waking up from a coma, but this idea was abandoned in favor of the cult-survivor storyline. The show was initially under development for NBC under the title Tooken. However, this was later changed to the current title. Eventually NBC sold the series to Netflix. Fey has stated that this was in part due to NBC “not feeling confident about watching comedies”. Prior to the network switch, NBC planned to air the series as either a mid-season replacement or as a summer series.
Unbreakable - References - Netflix