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Amazon Orders ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ for Two Seasons

This Marks the First Multi-Season Series Order From Amazon

Amazon Studios has greenlit “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” from “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino for an unprecedented two seasons on Prime Video. Written and directed by Sherman-Palladino, the series stars Rachel Brosnahan (“House of Cards”) 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. 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.

“In her onstage debut, Mrs. Maisel killed and had audiences responding overwhelmingly with digital applause,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama & 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. We can’t wait to bring it to customers soon.”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” also stars Michael Zegen (“Boardwalk Empire”) as Midge’s husband Joel Maisel, Alex Borstein (“Family Guy”) as Susie Myerson, Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”) as Midge’s father Abe Weissman, and Marin Hinkle (“Two and a Half Men”) as Midge’s mother Rose Weissman. The upcoming series is executive produced by Palladino and Sherman-Palladino, and produced by Dhana Gilbert.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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