Yes! The news is in, and it is final. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Amy Sherman-Palladino’s new Amazon show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, has been given a two season order.
If the name Amy Sherman-Palladino is ringing a bell, you’ve probably heard of her lucrative series Gilmore Girls, which was famously revived on another streaming service (Netflix) last November. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will serve as Sherman-Palladino’s Gilmore follow-up, not counting her shorter-lived series Bunheads and The Return of Jezebel James.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows the change in Miriam “Midge” Maisel’s life. Set in 1958 New York, Midge finds a new life in comedy after experiencing some unexpected events in her normal life as a housewife. Rachel Brosnahan headlines the series, but the cast also includes Tony Shaloub and Alex Borstein.
The pilot of Mrs. Maisel was released earlier this year and received “viewer feedback” before getting their official order. The idea behind the viewer feedback is to signal to Amazon which pilots have a growing fanbase behind it, which would make it easier for the service to decide whether to continue on with the series (in theory). Amazon’s head of comedy and drama, Joe Lewis, was quoted as saying, “In her onstage debut, Mrs. Maisel killed and had audiences responding overwhelmingly with digital applause. 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.”
So far, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the only pilot that Amazon has picked up, but it’s still early in the process. News of Mrs. Maisel‘s pickup is so recent that the series does not have a set episode number expected, and therefore an unknown premiere date. However, at least we can be rest assured that there will be more Amy Sherman-Palladino quips coming to our screens.
As to how this will affect the future of Gilmore Girls, that remains to be seen. Between this new series, Lauren Graham’s Linda From HR, and Alexis Bledel’s The Handmaid’s Tale, we may keep the ending the GG cliffhanger it was meant to be.