Netflix had a simply fantastic 2015. Sure, the third season of House of Cards was not so great and the less said about Sense8, the better, but then there was the quartet that simply dominated all but a handful of other programming on TV and streaming. The twin masterworks would be the Marvel triumphs that are Daredevil and Jessica Jones, two great action-thriller shows with style and thematic fascination to spare, but just as striking was Aziz Ansari‘s Master of None, a tremendously insightful comedy series with arguably the best soundtrack to appear on a TV show in the last decade.
Master of None, of course, would only be Netflix’s second great comedy, unless you count the quietly fantastic fourth season of Arrested Development as a Netflix series. The first would be the last of the aforementioned quartet, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock‘s exquisite follow-up to 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which gave Ellie Kemper the role that she was born to play and gave Jane Krakowski a whole new canvas to unleash her comic genius. It also provided the relatively unknown Tituss Burgess with an exemplary breakout role that he ran with, alongside a great performance from comedic legend Carol Kane as an ornery landlord.
The series had a wonderful first season and is now looking to replicate the magic of that with season 2, which Netflix has just released a teaser trailer for, which you can watch below. There’s nothing in the way of new footage but the teaser certainly pumps up the anticipation for the next season and underlines the goofy, celebratory energy of the show, complete with confetti toss. The show will return to the streaming service only a little over 13 months after the show premiered on Netflix last year, on April 15th, and like last year, it will follow-up the excellent Daredevil, which will return with its own second season on March 18th. Will Netflix once again have a year as sterling as 2015? We shall see