'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' to be renewed for a third season by Amazon
While the first two seasons combined consisted of a total of 18 episodes, the third installment is expected to have ten
The first season of Amy Sherman-Palladino's 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' premiered as a part of Amazon Studios' spring pilot season in March 2017 to much critical acclaim and was picked up by Amazon for a two-season order the next month.
The high regard with which the show is held amongst executives at the studio was apparent when it just got renewed for a third season, even before the premiere of the second.
Variety reported the news, which came after Sherman-Palladino playfully suggested that the show deserved to keep running while accepting the prestigious Peabody award for the same, proclaiming: "You're going to give it to us because we're bringing home the fancy, right?"
Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, attended the ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street and confirmed that the series would indeed be given the green light for a third consecutive season.
While the first two seasons combined consisted of a total of 18 episodes, the third installment is expected to have ten.
'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' stars Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in 1958 New York City as she grows increasingly disillusioned with her marriage and realizes she has an uncanny knack for stand-up comedy.
The list of accolades for the series is only growing, with it already having won two Golden Globes (Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for Brosnahan), two Critics' Choice Television Awards, and most recently, the Peabody Award.
The series takes inspiration from several prominent, trailblazing female comedians such as Joan Rivers and Totie fields and is the brainchild of Sherman-Palladino, who is best known for creating 'Gilmore Girls' and 'Bunheads.' The former initially aired on The WB network and The CW and received a four-episode revival on Netflix in 2016.
Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Daniel Palladino, serve as executive producers on the Amazon show, with its highly-anticipated second season set to hit the screens sometime this year.