Monday, April 10, 2017

Amazon Gives 2-Season Pickup to 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' from Amy Sherman-Palladino

Almost a month after debuting the pilot, Amazon has given a two-season pickup to new dramedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel created by Amy Sherman-Palladino.

The series stars Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards, Manhattan) as Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has everything she's ever wanted - the perfect husband, two kids and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent - one that changes her life forever. She charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up comedy... a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carson's couch.

The cast also includes Michael Zegen as Midge's husband, Joel Maisel; Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson; Tony Shalhoub as Midge's father, Abe Weissman; and Marin Hinkle as Midge's mother, Rose Weissman.

Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino executive produce. Dhana Gilbert is a producer.

"In her onstage debut, Mrs. Maisel killed and had audiences responding overwhelmingly with digital applause," said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios. "Like any great young stand-up, we're excited to see what she has to say next and for a long time to come. That made it an easy decision to order two seasons from Amy and her incredible cast."