There is only one Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and that is Rachel Brosnahan. The critically acclaimed Amazon Prime Video comedy about a housewife turned stand-up comic, Midge Maisel, has been renewed for a fourth season.
Gilmore Girls will also welcome not one, but two Gilmore Girls vets, according to the release (Mrs. Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino also created the iconic mother-daughter show). Kelly Bishop, who played Emily Gilmore in the sitcom, will portray a new character (you can see her in costume in a sneak-peek video on Twitter).
Also joining the cast of Mrs. Maisel is This Is Us’ Milo Ventimiglia, who portrayed Gilmore Girls’ Jess, a young bad boy. Images of him on site with Brosnahan imply he’ll be portraying a potential love interest for our titular heroine, despite the fact that his role hasn’t been revealed.
What’s the release date for Season 4?
As of June 2021, there was no release date for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season four, but production was still going on, so we may expect a launch sometime next year, in 2022. There were rumors that filming will begin in January 2020, when series star Rachel Brosnahan shared a photograph of herself driving to the location beneath a COVID-safe umbrella.
Who will be appearing for the fourth season?
Along with Kelly Bishop and Milo Ventimiglia, filmmaker John Waters (Hairspray) has been sighted onset in an unannounced guest appearance in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. In addition, Rachel Brosnahan’s character Midge Maisel, as well as her manager Susie Meyerson, will return (Alex Borstein).
Rose Weissman is played by Marin Hinkle, while Abe Weissman is played by Tony Shalhoub. Kevin Pollak and Michael Zegen play her ex-husband Joel and her ex-father-in-law Moishe, respectively. Luke Kirby, who portrays Midge’s a friend/potential love interest and fellow comic Lenny Bruce, will also be a big draw for fans.
What’s to expect from the plotline?
As a result of Midge’s questionable behavior towards Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain), a Black and openly gay pop artist who had previously offered Midge to be his opening act on tour, the season’s conclusion was devoid of the optimism normally associated with this snappy comedy-drama. In the end, Midge was dismissed when she made stereotypical remarks about Shy’s “Judy Garland shoes” and how “he pretty much has a man for everything else” during the Apollo show.
For Shy, who had already suffered a brutal homophobic attack earlier in the season, the words might have been extremely deadly given the show’s time setting of the 1960s. Reggie, Shy’s manager, sacked Midge, who was left weeping on the airport runway as Shy and his entourage took off for Europe.
In light of Midge’s abrupt unemployment, season four will most likely deal with the professional and financial ramifications. After all, she recently moved into a brand new apartment (using her contract with Shy as collateral).