“Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s latest project will be around for a while: Amazon has given a two-season order to her series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
The show was part of Amazon’s most recent pilot season, where episodes of several shows were put before users of the streaming service. “Mrs. Maisel” is the first show to receive a two-season pickup after going through that process; Amazon typically goes a season at a time with its shows, with a couple of exceptions (a multi-season pickup for “Catastrophe,” for instance).
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” stars Rachel Brosnahan as the title character a housewife in late 1950s New York who discovers she has a talent for stand-up comedy and enters that world. The series also stars Michael Zegen as her husband, Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle as her parents and Alex Borstein. Sherman-Palladino, her husband Daniel Palladino and Dhana Gilbert are executive producing.
“In her onstage debut, Mrs. Maisel killed and had audiences responding overwhelmingly with digital applause,” Amazon Studios head of comedy and drama Joe Lewis says in a statement. “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.”
There’s no word yet on a premiere date or episode count for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The pilot episode is available for streaming on Amazon.