The critically acclaimed Netflix comedy series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” shot part of an episode at Adventureland amusement park in Farmingdale on Wednesday for the upcoming final half of season 4, the show's last.
The park remained open as the production filmed, with a mix of extras and regular attendees, said an Adventureland spokeswoman. "They're filming in front of the Turbulence roller coaster, and in the Frisbee area," referring to the tilting and whirling, saucer-shaped ride, "and they filmed a little by the Ferris wheel in front of the park," she said. "The two rides were closed while they were here, but they're just about done [shooting]" as of about 12:30 p.m.
In one of four photos from Adventureland posted by the Instagram account godsbassgirl, actress Ellie Kemper, dressed in character, smiles as she and others stand by a woman, possibly a crew member, offering a tray of watermelon slices. Two photos show Kemper smiling or laughing among people, while a fourth image is a shot of series co-creator Tina Fey posing with an unidentified man.
The show was scheduled to film there only Wednesday.
Created by Fey and Robert Carlock, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" stars Kemper as the title character, a woman rescued from a doomsday cult who reinvents herself in New York City. The childlike Kimmy ultimately encounters a number of colorful characters who get her involved in madcap situations. Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane and Tituss Burgess also star in "Kimmy Schmidt," which has been a best comedy series Emmy nominee for each of its three seasons. The show has also attracted a number of impressive guest stars since it began, including Jon Hamm, Amy Sedaris, Busy Philipps, Andrea Martin and Greg Kinnear.
The first six episodes of season four premiered on May 30, with the last six scheduled to air Jan. 25.