Amazon Prime already gave us an early holiday present by dropping the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel this month, and now the streaming service has even more good news: A season four is happening. On Thursday, December 12, the company announced that it had ordered another installment of the Emmy-winning series starring Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel, the titutal character and charmingly hilarious 1950s housewife turned stand-up comedian.
Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show’s creator and executive producer, celebrated the update in a press release. “We were thrilled to hear that for the fourth time, we do not have to pack up and vacate the premises,” she said. “We’d like to thank Amazon for all their faith and support, their partnership and enthusiasm, and for letting us hang with our favorite people, the cast and crew of Maisel, for a little while longer.”
There aren’t too many details about what exactly is going to happen in season four, but we do have a few clues about the new heights Midge’s comedy career might reach. Here’s what we know so far about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season four.
The premiere date
There are no exact details yet—but if Amazon sticks to the schedule established so far, we will likely see the new episodes at the end of 2020.
Season three involved Midge going on her very first comedy tour opening up for singer Shy Baldwin. It’s a big step for her career, but it also involves huge shifts in her life—and actress Caroline Aaron, who plays Midge’s mother-in-law, hinted in an interview with Good Housekeeping that the changes are only going to keep coming as the ’50s decade comes to an end on the show.
“As we move into the ’60s, which we are going to do by the end of season three, the world is going to certainly be pulled out from under Moishe and Shirley’s feet,” she said. “The world they knew is going to be a very, very different world. Midge is going to bring that world into this family, and I would imagine it’s going to be hard for us. I don’t know that for sure, but all the rules are changing, and let’s see what that means.”
While we don’t have exact casting updates, we’re guessing the show is going to keep expanding on Brosnahan’s chemistry with the magnificent Alex Borstein (we need more epic moments like the pool scene from season three).