Amazon's 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Has A Bright Future

by Kathleen Walsh

Attention all Gilmore Girls fans: the writer and director team behind the beloved series, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino, have created another masterpiece called The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Now that the first season has debuted on Amazon Prime, many of you are probably already wondering when The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 premieres. Luckily for you, he series has already been guaranteed a second season, so there's plenty more laughs coming your way in the future. But while we know that a second season of the show is coming, we still don't know precisely when exactly to expect it.

The first season of the show premiered on Wednesday, November 29, when it became available to Amazon Prime members. Logically, one would assume that the second season of the show would premiere at around the same time the following year (and all Gilmore fans know how much Sherman-Palladino likes fall). For this reason, I would guess that the second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will premiere sometime around Thanksgiving of 2018. But, mind you, this is just a guess since no official air date has been announced yet. In fact, I'd be surprised if filming for the second season has even started yet, to be honest.

As to whether the show will last beyond two seasons will probably rely on how effective the second season is. Even after seeing only a few episodes of the first season, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is getting glowing reviews from critics everywhere praising the story, the set, and in particular the wonderful performance from the show's star, Rachel Brosnahan, who you may recognize from House of Cards as Rachel, the prostitute that Doug Stamper rescued, obsessed over, then finally murdered. This time, however, Brosnahan is the star of the show, as the "perfect" housewife turned Joan Rivers-inspired stand-up comic.

The premise of the story is fairly simple. Brosnahan stars as Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a woman who is dedicated to being the perfect housewife, and who truly believes she has it all. She's got an apartment most New Yorkers would sell their soul for on the Upper West Side. She's devoted to her husband Joel, an aspiring comic, as well as to their children. Her parents even live in the same building as them. But it all falls apart when Joel, who doesn't seem to appreciate all her homemade brisket and obsessive attention to her waistline, blames her for his failure as a comic and leaves her. That is when Mrs. Maisel finds herself at the Gaslight cafe and absolutely killing it on stage as a comedian herself. The show will follow her as she learns to hone this skill and turn it into a career.


With a setting as beautiful and unpredictable as New York City, a cast of characters as warm and absurd and colorful as Sherman-Palladino characters invariably are, and a lead this winning, there's sure to be a lot more story to tell beyond the basic outlines of this plot. One of the things I always appreciated about other Sherman-Palladino projects like Gilmore Girls or Bunheads, was the everyday drama that emerged from ordinary family tensions, disagreements, and disappointments. The story of Mrs. Maisel is an extraordinary one, but I'm most excited to see the nuances of the relationships within the story, rather than one woman's rise to fame. Who knows how long this story will last, but at least you can be sure to get two good years out of it.

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