Get ready to go back to the ’60s, as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is set to return very soon! Production of season 4 was delayed due to the ongoing pandemic, but fans will finally get to see Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) and Susie Meyerson (Alex Borstein) on their screens on Friday, February 18.
At the end of season 3, Midge was fired by Reggie (Sterling K. Brown) from Shy’s (Leroy McClain) tour after some of her jokes from her act the night before “hit too close to home.”
“I think we’re going to pick up right after that. We may be doing a little jump within the season, but when we first start up we want to [stay in that time]. I mean, what’s the fun of totally destroying someone’s soul and heart and not getting to see the aftermath? That’s what comedy’s made of, soul-crushing defeat,” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told The Hollywood Reporter about her vision for the upcoming season.
Though Midge went through a lot of obstacles, Sherman-Palladino has no doubt that she can pick herself back up.
“It’s one step forward, two steps back — that’s the life of a comic,” she shared. “And let’s not forget, we’re still talking about a female comic in 1960. It’s hard enough for a female comic to get a toehold today, but forget about the ’60s when there were, like, four of them. Knocking her back is never going to be the problem. We’ve got a thousand ways to take her down. It’s following her world and her trajectory that tells us what to do with her.”
Meanwhile, Brosnahan is looking forward to what Midge does next. “I think she definitely took some steps forward in season three, and then a couple steps back,” she said. “But I’m excited to see the ways in which her eyes keep getting opened to the world around her. There’s so many new layers now, and I’m excited to see the world keep expanding.”
Additionally, it looks like Abe (Tony Shalhoub) and Rose (Marin Hinkle) will be crashing at Midge’s apartment, Susie rents office space from her mob associates and Joel Maisel (Michael Zegen) will attempt to find love.
It looks like the main players will be returning, in addition to some familiar faces! Sherman-Palladino, who also created Gilmore Girls, is bringing on the show’s alums, including Kelly Bishop and Milo Ventimiglia, in addition to John Waters and Jason Alexander.
“They were the ones who really gave me my break,” the This Is Us star said of Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Daniel. “They’re the ones who kind of put me on the map with Gilmore [Girls] and with Jess.”
So, when the duo recruited him for Maisel, he didn’t hesitate. “They are the kinds of people that for me, I was, like, one, I’m going to know them the rest of my life; and two, anytime they call, I’ve got to be there,” he revealed. “So, if they’re like, ‘Hey Mi, why don’t you come in and a small bit on the show we’re working on,’ ‘Great!’ ‘Hey if you could take us to the airport,’ ‘Sure!’ Like, whatever you need, fake Mom and Dad.”
As for what to expect, Daniel teased: “You have to see it in context because it’s actually a very different thing we’re doing with him. We needed someone of his caliber and his handsomeness, so we asked Milo to do it.”
We can hardly wait!
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, February 18.