Written, directed, and executive produced by Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino — which had its own buzzy resurgence on Netflix last year — Mrs. Maisel marks the first time that Amazon has greenlit a multi-season order on any new series. The series tells the story of a 1958 New York City housewife whose life takes an unexpected turn when she discovers a predilection for standup comedy — ultimately leading to a spot on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Rachel Brosnahan of House of Cards stars as the titular character alongside Michael Zegen (Boardwalk Empire), Alex Borstein (Family Guy), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), and Marin Hinkle (Two And A Half Men). Sherman-Palladino’s husband, Daniel Palladino (Family Guy) will serve as executive producer, while Dhana Gilbert will produce.
“In her onstage debut, Mrs. Maisel killed and had audiences responding overwhelmingly with digital applause,” Joe Lewis, Amazon Studios’ head of comedy, drama, and VR, said 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.”