"Gilmore Girls" fans, rejoice! We may not be getting new episodes of our favorite Stars Hollow saga anytime soon, but that's OK because we may have another series to obsess over very soon. It was just announced that the show's creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, along with her husband/"Gilmore Girls" producer Daniel Palladino, has signed a huge multi-year contract with Amazon to develop original TV shows.
First on deck for this duo is "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," a series set in New York City in the late 1950s. "House of Cards" actress Rachel Brosnahan will star as Miriam Maisel, a Jewish housewife who turns to standup comedy after her husband leaves her. The pilot was met with such positive feedback after its debut in March that the show was already picked up for a two-season order, a first for Amazon.
“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.”
Following the success of the "Gilmore Girls" reboot, "A Year in the Life," fans are no doubt looking forward to seeing what the Palladinos have in store for us next.
“Amazon is the future of television and we are thrilled to tag along for the ride,” the couple said a statement.
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" will be released on Amazon Prime video this fall.