'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the flagship Amazon series
The popularity of 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' escalated so quickly that the renewal of season 3 came even before the premiere of season 2. The filming of the new season has begun and the cast was spotted in the Upper West Side of Manhattan recently.
The highly anticipated show is headlining as 'This Is Us' star Sterling K. Brown is said to join the cast for a three-episode arc, and fans are rejoicing.
Here's everything we know about the upcoming season of 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' as Midge scales up her career as a stand-up comic and her estranged husband's life implodes.
'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' season 3 will air December 6 on Amazon Prime Video.
Don't expect much of a time jump from the end of season two to the start of season three as showrunner Sherman-Palladino says the new season may perhaps pick up at Joel's office after his hookup with Midge. However, the biggest development that happened at the end of Season 2 was Midge accepting Shy Baldwin's offer to go on a six-month tour as the opening act for a major music star. Based on this life-changing move, fans are speculating that the plot of season 2 ended for good since the decision will probably take a toll on Midge's presumed engagement to Benjamin.
As for Joel Maisel, he may not be ready to get back with Midge because he does not want to be her "punchline". His life is imploding as his father is trying to kick him out of the family business and he, of course, regrets cheating on Midge. The season ends with them reconnecting and kissing, so Joel and Midge have hopes of getting back in the coming seasons, if not in season 3. They will find their way back to each other since they have children. However, in season 3, we will see less of Midge's two children, as they will be with their grandparents while she tours.
Finally, Midge’s manager Susie Myerson may make her own huge career move by accepting an offer to manage the comedy superstar Sophie Lennon.
All the main cast will be back to reprise their beloved roles. Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel will be back to head towards a glorious future as a female stand-up comic in the 1950s. Brosnahan's breakout role was on 'House of Cards' where she played a sex worker entangled with one of the Underwoods' associates and also starred in two seasons of WGN's 'Manhattan'.
Alex Borstein reprises her role as Susie Myerson, Midge's OG manager, who may now manage Sophie Lennon. Prior to 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel', Borstein was best known for her role on 'Family Guy', portraying the long-suffering Lois Griffin.
Michael Zegen is Joel Maisel and though he started the series as a villain, season 2 did warm the audience towards him. Zegen started his career with HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' and also starred in 'The Walking Dead', 'Girls', and 'How to Make It in America'.
Tony Shalhoub will be back as Abe Weissman, Midge's quirky and loving father, while his wife, Rose Weissman is played by Marin Hinkle.
The biggest addition to the season 3 cast is Sterling K. Brown, who announced the news in a Twitter video on April 15 that he will be joining the award-winning series. He didn’t reveal his character but suggested that the role was written specifically for him.
Married writers/directors Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino are the showrunners of this critically acclaimed show. Amy is also the creator of 'Gilmore Girls' and 'Bunheads', besides 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'. Sherman-Palladino has received four Primetime Emmy Awards for her work, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Music Supervision, all for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'. She is the first woman in history to win in the comedy writing and directing categories at the Primetime Emmy Awards and recently she received the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America.
The first teaser of 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' season 3 released August 19 and it features Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel try too get an amicable divorce from her husband Joel Maisel played by Michael Zegen. The judge is even surprised by how amicable proceedings are and then we see Midge begin to enjoy the stardom that comes with her being a stand up comic.
She makes comments about how there will come a time when women who are unmarried can take a pill so that "she can have as much sex as she wants" and how a married woman will "just have that headache and call it a night" to a huge round of applause. She is also ambitious and dreams of the number of shows she can book in the coming days. Midge seems ready for the big league, but is she really?
Where to watch
The series will drop on Amazon, like always. In 2018, Amy Sherman-Palladino even joked about never leaving the network after accepting her award.
Season 2 recap
"I'm going to be all alone for the rest of my life," Midge tells Joel. "And I don’t want to be alone, not tonight. Tonight, just for tonight, I really need to be with someone who loves me." They end up kissing and the credits roll. The cliffhanger has made fans anxious on what's next for them in general and Midge in particular. Amy Sherman-Palladino told Glamour "It was tricky. It was such [a jam-packed] episode that we had to pull material out of it. Everything was leading up to that big moment at the end [where Joel and Midge reunite], so it was finding the right tone for Midge's last speech. That speech was very important because it's a woman who said yes to something without thinking about her children or family or relationships. It took someone like Rachel Brosnahan to pull that off."
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