West News Wire: Miriam “Midge” Maisel will have one more opportunity to pursue her stand-up career.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will stop after season five, according to Amazon Prime Video. Rachel Brosnahan stars as an aspiring comedian in the last season of the show, which is now in production in New York City.
The fourth season will begin on Friday.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, lauded the “joyous, brilliant, singular world” brought to life by the show’s wife-and-husband creative team, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.
“This series has meant so much to Prime Video and the effects of its success will be felt long after its final season,” Salke said in a statement.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” created by Sherman-Palladino (“Gilmore Girls”), has won 20 Emmys, including best comedy series and best comedy actress for Brosnahan. The cast includes Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein, Marin Hinkle and Michael Zegen. Daniel Palladino is the executive producer.
The series’ eight-episode fourth season, which was delayed by pandemic-related production issues, opens with Midge attempting a comeback after being fired from a gig.
A debut date for season five was not announced.