Last season on Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) finally told her conservative parents she’s a stand-up comedian. Now in the just-released Season 3 trailer, it’s clear they still have their doubts about her wacky profession. “I am not a prostitute. I’m a comic,” a frustrated Midge tries to explain to Abe (Tony Shalhoub) and Rose (Marin Hinkle). When they ask her what’s the difference, she quickly responds, “Prostitutes get paid more.” That’s our Midge! Watch the trailer above for Season 3, which premieres December 6, 2019.
The new season centers around Midge and Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein) traveling the world as the opening act to musician Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain). “This is the first of a million tours,” Midge says to Susie as the period dramedy prepares to venture out of New York City in the 1960s. Later Midge tells her ex-husband Joel (Michael Zegen) what’s really on her mind as she embarks on her exciting new journey: “I’m really nervous.”
In addition to returning guest stars like recent Emmy winners Luke Kirby (as Lenny Bruce) and Jane Lynch (as Sophie Lennon), the trailer also gives us a sneak peek at newbies like Sterling K. Brown and Liza Weil.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” made TV history in 2018 by becoming the first streaming show to win Best Comedy Series at the Emmys. The hour-long program ran off with eight total trophies that year, a record for a comedy, including Best Actress for Brosnahan, Best Supporting Actress for Borstein and Best Writing and Directing for creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. For Season 2, the show matched that same number by again winning eight Emmys, including supporting players Borstein and Shalhoub and guest stars Kirby and Lynch. Another Amazon program, “Fleabag,” won Best Comedy Series.
The new episodes will premiere just in time to be eligible at the 2020 Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards. Here is Amazon’s official synopsis for Season 3: “Midge and Susie discover that life on tour with Shy is glamorous but humbling, and they learn a lesson about show business they’ll never forget. Joel struggles to support Midge while pursuing his own dreams. Abe embraces a new mission and Rose learns she has talents of her own.”
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