The pickup is Amazon Studios’ first multi-season greenlight of a new
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 10, 2017--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon announces it has greenlit The Marvelous Mrs.
Maisel for an unprecedented two seasons on Prime Video. The Amazon
Original Series, from renowned creator Amy
Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and Executive Producer Daniel
Palladino (Family Guy), is Amazon Studios’ first multi-season
greenlight of a new series in its history.
The series, written and directed by Sherman-Palladino, stars Rachel
Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1958
New York City woman who has everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect
husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for
hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an
unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent—one that
changes her life forever. She charts a course that takes her from her
comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the basket houses and
nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up
comedy…a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny
“In her onstage debut, Mrs. Maisel killed and had audiences responding
overwhelmingly with digital applause,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy,
Drama & VR, Amazon Studios. “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.”
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel also stars Michael
Zegen (Boardwalk Empire) as Midge’s husband Joel Maisel, Alex
Borstein (Family Guy) as Susie Myerson, Golden Globe winner
and three-time Emmy winner Tony
Shalhoub (Monk) as Midge’s father Abe Weissman, and Marin
Hinkle (Two and a Half Men) as Midge’s mother Rose Weissman.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel pilot, currently available for all
Amazon customers at amazon.com/originals,
has garnered an average customer rating of 4.8, with 92% 5-star reviews.
Below are customer quotes for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel:
“I really enjoyed the pilot and hope that this show gets picked up. I
love how Mrs. Maisel is breaking one stereotype after another all
while being incredibly hilarious. This one is a winner!”
“I can’t wait to see the rest of this funny, refreshing and very
“Have never written a review before but this is exceptional!. Each
character shines as they offer a peek into the life of the star.
Looking forward to more!!!”
Prime members will be able to stream The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire
TV, mobile devices and online at amazon.com/originals.
Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline
viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The series will be a
global release and available on Amazon Prime Video for members to watch
via the Prime Video app or online at PrimeVideo.com
in more than 200 countries and territories.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is executive produced by Palladino and
Sherman-Palladino, and produced by Dhana Gilbert.
Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial
For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.
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