Amazon has picked up The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, their drama pilot from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, to series with a two-season order, TVWise has learned.
This marks the largest series commitment that the streaming service has handed out since entering the originals space with Alpha House in 2013. The official pick up comes only weeks after the pilot was released on Amazon Prime Video, drawing an average customer rating of 4.8.
“In her onstage debut, Mrs. Maisel killed and had audiences responding overwhelmingly with digital applause,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama & VR, Amazon Studios. “Like any great young stand-up, we’re excited to see what she has to say next and for a long time to come. That made it an easy decision to order two seasons from Amy and her incredible cast. We can’t wait to bring it to customers soon.”
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has everything she’s ever wanted. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent—one that changes her life forever. She charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up comedy…a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.
The hour-long series was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who recently co-penned and helmed the four episode Gilmore Girls revival A Year In The Life for Netflix. It is produced in-house by Amazon Studios and stars Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards), Michael Zegen (Boardwalk Empire), Alex Borstein (Family Guy), Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Marin Hinkle (Two and a Half Men). In addition to penning the script, Amy Sherman-Palladino also executive produces alongside Daniel Palladino. As with the vast majority of Amazon’s original series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will air in the UK on the local arm of the streaming service.