If you haven’t seen season 1 of this colourful, award-sweeping series on Amazon Prime, you need to buy a subscription and get binging. Despite Prime not quite reaching the level of Netflix in terms of decent television output, there are some excellent gems in its streaming library – the best of which is Marvelous Mrs Maisel, a comedy-drama about a ’50s housewife who goes into stand-up comedy.
Who’s in the cast?
Returning for season 2 are Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Midge and Alex Borstein (Family Guy) as her ferociously funny agent Susie, who both won Emmys and Golden Globes for their performances in season 1.
Seen in the trailer, Michael Zegen returns as Midge’s (ex-)husband Joel, with Marin Hinkle and Tony Shalhoub coming back as Midge’s very traditional parents.
The brilliant Jane Lynch is also returning to play the vicious Sophie Lennon, a famous comedian humiliated in Midge’s act.
Alex Borstein won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance as Susie
What’s the story of Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 2?
Details are kept hush-hush, but we’ve been told that following Midge’s success at the Gaslight, she continues to move up the ladder as a stand-up. But following the events of season one, when she publicly ousted Sophie Lennon, other forces are preventing her progress in the comedy world.
Midge's wealthy, traditional parents don't know about her comedic activities, and she’s feeling the pressure to finally tell them. Considering their reaction to her separation from Joel, a dramatic and hilarious whirlwind is definitely inbound.
Who’s writing season 2?
Amazon commissioned two seasons of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel straight away, and have recently greenlit a third. Showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) is returning as the chief writer of the series, and we can’t wait to hear more of her thick, funny, musical dialogue.
She’s one of the best writers in television, and Marvelous Mrs Maisel is her ultimate triumph. We can’t wait to see what she gives us in season 2.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is available on Amazon Prime from 5th December 2018
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