What is The Marvelous Mrs Maisel?
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is a drama-comedy series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who is best known otherwise for creating the iconic 2000s series Gilmore Girls. It's won a heap of awards including Emmys and Golden Globes for its stars Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, and Tony Shalhoub.
The show follows Midge Maisel, a 1950s Jewish housewife who becomes a comedian in the wake of her marriage breaking down. With the help of her sometimes tempestuous manager, Susie, she quickly grows a comedy career in her native New York, delivering mostly observational comedy about her wacky life.
Fast-paced and bitingly witty, the show has the quick-talking, reference-heavy nature of Gilmore Girls with the added intrigue of a period drama – showing us life in Manhattan during the late 1950s.
What can we expect to see in Season 4?
With her gaffe surrounding Shy Baldwin behind her, it’s time for Midge to rebuild as a comedian.
The brand-new trailers show her discussing what's next with Susie, where Midge claims she doesn’t want to open for people anymore, and do her own gigs instead. It’s also looking like Midge will be returning home to live with her parents once more, while Susie officially opens her management business.
Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is also well-known for throwing a familiar face into the series, bringing us Liza Weil last season, who played Paris in Gilmore Girls. This season, Gilmore Girls alums Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano) and Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore) will be joining the cast – and we could not be more excited to see them.
“It’s got to be the right part, it can’t be just a cameo,” Amy Sherman-Palladino told Variety of Milo Ventimiglia’s appearance.
“And it’s also got to be a time when he can shave and cut his hair into a 1950s-period look. But the reuniting will definitely happen.”
As for the rest of the existing cast …
All of our favourites will be returning – Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle will reprise their roles as Midge's parents, while Midge's ex-husband, Joe (Michael Zegen) will also be coming back. By the look of the trailers, it seems he’s hoping to introduce his new girlfriend, Mei (Stephanie Hsu), to his parents, Moishe (Kevin Pollak) and Shirley (Caroline Aaron).
Midge's close friend and mentor Lenny Bruce will also be reprised by Luke Kirby. Her rival, Sophie Lennon, also looks like she’ll be brought back again by actress Jane Lynch.
Where can we catch Season 4?
Season 4 of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel will air on Amazon Prime on February 18, 2022, and in the meantime there’s three glorious seasons to catch up on. You can begin a 30-day free trial here.
And if the new season leaves you wanting more, you'll be pleased to hear the series has been renewed for a fifth and final season, which is currently underway filming in New York. We can't wait!
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