'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 3: Sterling Brown's character could play a major role in Midge's life, and we have a theory
Making 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' more marvelous, Sterling K. Brown comes aboard the cast in season three. Expressing his delight, the actor teased the news on Twitter and Instagram with a warm-hearted chuckle. "I’m Eastward bound," Brown, casually sipping a cup of coffee, says, adding, "I’m going to do a little TV show, maybe you’ve heard of it: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’"
Referring to show creators and executive producers Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, he announces in the video, "The Palladinos were kind enough to write a little something for your boy, and I said yes. So, stay tuned." With a lid on the specifics of the part he's playing, it's difficult to stay calm and wait for the official trailer to drop, isn't it? "I’m getting together with Midge and it’s going to be awesome," Brown said hinting on striking a deep connection with Rachel Brosnahan, who essays the title character of an Upper West housewife-turned-standup comic.
So, as we wonder about the real story behind his three-episode arc, here are three theories we chalked out for Brown's character.
In season two, there was some trouble brewing between Midge and her manager Susie. While the two didn't get time to sit and chat about it, another set of complications came into play with Sophie Lennon's offer to Susie. Will Susie betray Midge for the lucrative offer that helps take her career graph higher? Well, in that case, Midge definitely needs to find someone new. Maybe, Brown enters her life and supports her during those tough times until she sorts out her differences with Susie through a three-episode dramatic narrative.
From season one to season two, Midge has come a long way, especially after Shy Baldwin's offer to join her six-month tour in the US and Europe. As her career skyrockets, Brown could be another big-shot producer who gives Midge the break she had been waiting for!
Confidante on tour
In season two finale, it was quite clear that Midge has been feeling lonely for a while now. Perhaps, that was the major reason why she chose to seek solace in the arms of her estranged husband, Joel (Michael Zegen). So, as she heads out for another tour alone, she does need some good company, doesn't she? Perhaps, Brown could meet her at a bar and strike an unexpected friendship. He could be her confidante on tour and even help her with some relationship advice! (We all know she definitely needs some, don't we?) Her complicated zone with Benjamin (Zachary Levi) is getting out of bounds for the fans!
Whether or not these theories turn out to be true, one thing we know for sure is that having him on the show will be a gala affair! After all, the 'This Is Us' was seen bursting out into some really spunky dance moves on his first day on set. With back-to-back Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017 to his credit in 'American Crime Story: People v. OJ Simpson' and 'This Is Us', the actor is known for adding a certain charm to his characters. His addition to cast only seems like a cherry to the cake.
It is no secret that both, Brown and Brosnahan, had expressed a strong desire to collaborate together on the show. Crashing a 2019 SAG Awards interview with ET, she said she would "do anything" to have him. "I would go crazy," the actress had said. Giving green light to Brosnahan's wish, Sherman-Palladino later told the outlet “[Brosnahan] doesn't have to campaign very hard. We all want Sterling K. Brown on the show. Sterling K. Brown happens to be a very busy man. We love him. We are trying to find stuff that works with his schedule.”
With the new season being shot in Miami and Europe as Midge heads over for a six-month tour, do you need any more reason to be excited? Get set to catch more drama and humor in the third installment, which is speculated to premiere early next year.