The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 5: Release date, trailer, cast, plot & more
Here’s what we know about The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 5, the final season of the hit Amazon show, from release date updates to cast, plot, and more.
First premiering on Amazon Prime in 2017, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a New York housewife in the 1950s who discovers a hidden knack for stand-up comedy.
Throughout its run, the show’s viewership has surged dramatically – Season 3 doubled its numbers from the previous batch – and garnered critical acclaim, receiving multiple Golden Globes and Emmy awards.
So, here’s what we know about The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 5 so far, including any release date information, cast, plot details, and more.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 5 release date
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 5 will premiere on Prime Video on April 14, 2023.
The fifth season’s renewal was announced in February last year, with filming beginning soon after. Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, earlier said: “This series has meant so much to Prime Video, and the effects of its success will be felt long after its final season.
“I can’t wait for fans and our worldwide Prime Video audience to savor each moment as we embark on the culmination of this groundbreaking and unforgettable series.”
On November 5, star Rachel Brosnahan announced she’d wrapped filming – but also confirmed it would be the final season of the show.
“That’s a series wrap on The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. This thing was lightning in a bottle. A cast, a crew and creators who got to time travel for 5 years together. It changed my life. I’m eternally grateful. I’ll have more words later, but for now… thank you and goodnight,” she wrote in an Instagram post.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 5 cast: Who’s in it?
The following stars will appear in the cast of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 5:
- Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel
- Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson
- Michael Zegen as Joel Maisel
- Tony Shalhoub as Abe Weissman
- Marin Hinkle as Rose Weissman
- Kevin Pollak as Moishe Maisel
- Caroline Aaron as Shirley Maisel
- Stephanie Hsu as Mei
- Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce
- Kelly Bishop as Benedetta
- Alfie Fuller as Dinah Rutledge
- Jason Ralph as Mike Carr
- David Paymer as Harry Drake
This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia, who arrived in Season 4 as the married “Handsome Man” Midge slept with before they were discovered by his wife, will also return.
In an interview with TV Line, executive producer Daniel Palladino said: “We will see a nice, more extensive Part 2 to Milo and Rachel… yes, we’ll find out his name.”
Kelly Bishop of Gilmore Girls fame will also return in Season 5, this time as a series regular.
As reported by Deadline, Prime Video also announced a solid list of guest stars too, including The Simpsons voice actor Hank Azaria, Guardians of the Galaxy star Sean Gunn, Younger actress Sutton Foster, Glee’s Darren Criss, and Dopesick creator Danny Strong. Last but not least is Empire actor Alexander Gemignani, who is set for a “heavily recurring role” in Season 5.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 5 plot: What is it about?
The official synopsis reads: “In the fifth and final season, Midge finds herself closer than ever to the success she’s dreamed of, only to discover that closer than ever is still so far away.”
We’re expecting to see Midge’s career finally take off, as well as further development of her relationship with Lenny.
Lenny Bruce was a real-life comedian who died in 1966 following a drug overdose. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, co-showrunners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino discussed Midge and Lenny’s journey in the final season.
“Knowing that Season 5 was going to be our last and that we only had so much turf to play on helped to free up a little bit of what we did with him personally,” Sherman-Palladino said.
“And it felt like it fit, frankly, with the journey that Midge is on, that she’s so doggedly trying to find the right way for herself — whether it’s misguided or not — and this mission that she set herself on this year that she felt it was like, ‘It’s my way or the highway.’ It felt like the shake-up needed to happen from somebody who understood her, revered her.”
Kirby also told Us Weekly: “We felt a bit of a kind of duty to sort of start touching on the aspects of Lenny Bruce’s life that kind of led up to his dying young. We’re sort of bringing Lenny Bruce a little bit down to Earth this season and kind of exploring that a little bit.”
Season 4 also ended with Midge storming out of Carnegie Hall and gazing up at a billboard for The Gordon Ford Show – will we see her light up the small scree before the series ends?
One thing is certain: the creators know “exactly” how it’ll end. “I don’t know exactly what the final four words are. But I know exactly what the last images are,” Sherman-Palladino told TV Line.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 5 trailer
Yes, there is a trailer for The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Season 5 – check it out below:
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