Rachel Brosnahan is set to return to our TV screens soon in season four of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the official trailer sees Midge return to the stage with a brand new no-holds-barred attitude.
With new episodes airing weekly on Amazon Prime Video, we’ve been cackling, empathising and most of all, enjoying the anticipated fourth season. Midge has already embraced discomfort throughout this season and given us a further look into the misogynistic stand-up comedy world of the 60s but how will the series end?
We’ve only got two episodes left until the fourth season wraps up and now, we have a very brief look at what could happen in the exciting finale. It’s a quick 15 seconds of chaos and hilarity but is summed up aptly in the words of the trailer: “I still don’t get it.”
You can watch it for yourself here:
If you’re a little sad over the comedy-drama finishing, we have some good news for you: season five has already been confirmed. While it will be the last season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, at least we don’t have to bid a final goodbye to the gang just yet.
Sharing the news on her Instagram, Golden Globe-winning Brosnahan wrote: “A few days ago we started shooting Season 5 (!) of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. It’s bittersweet. The band is back together again and we can’t wait to share season 4 with you starting tomorrow… it’s also going to be our last rodeo.
“Rest assured our tits are up and it’s going to be a hell of a final chapter. Stay tuned.”
Hold onto your very fancy designer hats, folks: Amazon Prime has just released the official trailer for the upcoming fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and it’s safe to say that Midge means business after her unexpected firing from singer Shy Baldwin’s tour.
In the trailer, we see show Midge switching up her act as she returns to the stage with a brand new unapologetic attitude.
“You know what’s great about me?” she defiantly tells her manager Susie (Alex Borstein). “It’s when I’m me! Every single show I’m going to say exactly what’s on my mind.”
Making good on her word, Midge takes to the stage in a dingy, smoke-filled bar and addresses the audience with a new style of no-holds-barred stand-up.
“I know, s— happens. You should be a bigger man, let it go. Well, I’m a woman, so f— that!”
Last year, we got our first glimpse of Midge in action in a teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth season. In the trailer, we see Midge and her manager Susie discuss her next career move, with Midge boldly declaring that she intends to headline her next gig.
“So the past is behind us. Shy who? One less what? F— him. Moving forward we need a game plan,” Susie says during a meeting at the diner.
“You know what’s great about me?” Midge replies, to which Susie quips: “Humility?”
“No, it’s when I’m me,” the comedian replies. “No more opening act gigs. I will only do gigs where I can say what I want. That’s what Lenny would do.”
While Susie is incredulous at her client’s lofty ambitions, Midge is determined to change the state of play.
“Make me Lenny Bruce, make me a headliner,” Midge urges. “You’re my manager, manage me.”
“That’s not how the business works,” Susie responds. Midge then offers a rousing proposition: “Then let’s change the business.”
To coincide with the release of the first teaser trailer, Amazon Prime also announced that the fourth season will premiere on 18 February 2022, with two new episodes dropping every Friday for four weeks.
Last month, Amazon also released two first-look photos from the new season.
The first image shows Midge sprawled on a pile of colourful costumes in a dressing room looking completely dejected. At the end of season 3, Midge was unexpectedly fired from Shy Baldwin’s international tour and is now at risk of losing her new apartment, so it seems that the new image hints at the fallout from the finale.
The second image features a rather jollier Abe (Tony Shalhoub) and Rose (Marin Hinkle) sitting together eating TV tray dinners in their living room in what’s a decidedly stark change from their former lifestyle. They’re gazing wide-eyed at the screen - but at what, we wonder…
Updated on 1 July:
Fans of Gilmore Girls, assemble: the cast of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is getting an exciting new character. Kelly Bishop, who is best known as matriarch Emily Gilmore in the TV series, has joined the cast. Although we don’t have any details on who her character is, a short video shows an impeccably dressed Bishop looking very, very stern (and check out that multi-coloured suit).
Bishop’s arrival will mark her reunion with Amy Sherman-Palladino, who created both The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Gilmore Girls. It’s also been announced that This Is Us actor Milo Ventimiglia will join the cast for season four.
To celebrate the news, let’s take a look at everything we know so far about the upcoming season…
Original article from 22 January:
We have the most marvellous news during this dreary winter lockdown: Midge Maisel is returning to our screens.
Yes, season four of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (one of the best Amazon Prime Video series ever) has finally started filming. This means that Midge – the impeccably dressed and hilarious 50s-housewife-turned-standup-comedian – is about to bring some sunshine back into our lives.
Rachel Brosnaham, who of course plays the Emmy-winning titular role in the show, just shared a behind-the-scenes photograph of filming on her Instagram feed.
“It looks a little different this year… but we’re back! Working away on @maiseltv season 4.” Brosnahan captioned the photograph, which showed her staying protected under a clear umbrella.
It comes after production was postponed due to – you’ve guessed it! – the coronavirus pandemic.
What is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel about?
If you are yet to get comfy on the sofa and watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from the start (honestly, where have you been?), here’s what you need to know in a nutshell: Midge Maisel is a 50s Jewish American housewife who lives a seemingly perfect life in New York’s Upper East Side. But one evening, her husband Joel – who she has two children with – says he is leaving her to start a new life with his secretary Penny Pann.
Midge reacts by uncharacteristically swigging a whole bottle of wine, jumping on the subway in her nightgown and heading downton to the Gaslight Club, where she ends up performing one hell of a stand-up routine that changes her life forever…
What happened in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 3?
In season three, Midge and her long-suffering manager Susie went on tour around America with world-famous singer Shy Baldwin. Her star was finally rising and she was set to continue the tour with Shy in Europe. However, during her huge set at the Apollo in Harlem, Midge made some misjudged suggestive jokes about Shy’s sexuality (after promising not to expose his secret about being gay). In the last scene at the airport, Shy’s manager Reggie told Midge she was no longer a part of the tour.
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What will happen in The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel season 4?
“Costume fittings are happening [now], sets are being built like mad. All of the stuff is happening,” series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said when production started last October. “We’re breaking our stories, we’re writing. And then… we’re dragging the actors in and we’re going to table read the scripts.”
No details about what happens in season four have yet been shared, but it looks like Midge and Susie are back to square one. Will Midge make amends with Shy? Will she and Susie be able to continue working in comedy full-time? What about her growing relationship with fellow comedian Lenny Bruce? And, perhaps most importantly, what’s in store for the real stars of the show – Midge’s parents Rose and Abe?
We cannot wait to find out.
Images: Amazon Prime Video
Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…