Full of humor and retro style, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has become a breakout hit. The web series premiered on Amazon Prime Video in March 2017 and, in the two years
What is the show about?
Set in 1958, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows the life of Miriam Maisel, a housewife who has followed the traditional rules of society all her life. Her husband Joel, who during the day works at a New York City plastics company, occasionally performs stand-up comedy at local hotspot The Gaslight Cafe. When Miriam, known as “Midge,” finds out that Joel is leaving her for his secretary, she has an identity crisis and heads down to The Gaslight Cafe after a drinking binge and performs a comedy set.
Although Midge is arrested for indecent exposure, her act is a surprising hit. She discovers that she has had the talent for comedy all her life, and starts working with Lenny Bruce, the real-life comedian with a penchant for dirty humor. Midge chooses the stage name “Mrs. Maisel,” and sets about refining her craft and carving her own path in life.
Will there be a third season?
Although critics praised the writing, the acting has also received accolades. Rachel Brosnahan, the actress who portrays Mrs. Maisel, has been recognized for her work with several awards for acting, including the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. The same year, Brosnahan won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Brosnahan was a familiar face to audiences when she landed the lead in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, mainly due to her work on the popular TV show House of Cards, but her role as Mrs. Maisel, the outspoken comedian, has become her signature. After the smashing success of the first season, the show returned in December 2018 for even more episodes, and earlier this year, it was announced that a third season would soon be coming to Amazon Prime Video.
What can fans expect in the third season?
In mid-March, the show’s creators sat down for an interview, in which they revealed some of what viewers can expect in the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. As fans of the show know, the second season ended with Midge just about to embark on a huge comedy tour. It seems that not only will Midge have to deal with the uncertainty of life on the road — and a burgeoning relationship with a character played by Zachary Levi — but she will also likely be learning a lot about herself, and how her approach might have to change based on the different types of audiences she will encounter.
Showrunners revealed that the third season will force Midge’s horizons to expand and that the show itself will become “even bigger.” There’s even been some buzz about other historical characters that Midge could encounter during her travels across America. As far as when fans of the show might expect to start seeing new episodes – they remained mum, although the cast has already started filming. With no official release date yet in place, it could be a few months before The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel makes her highly-anticipated return to the small screen.