Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The End is Near: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Will Wrap it Up with One More Season After This One


“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is coming to an end. Not so fast– season 4 drops tomorrow, and there will be a season 5.

But that’s it.

The much awarded and beloved series is very expensive to make. And one more season should set Midge up as a star comedian and somehow get her and Joel back together. So it makes sense even though we don’t want to see the Maisels and the Weissmans go into rerun heaven.

But don’t worry. My guess is we’ll see a movie, or a rogue reunion season, somewhere down the line.

Season 5 is just starting production now, so we’ll probably see it a year from now. And it will still be 1960!

Here’s my fantasy: AMC or Lions Gate gives permission, and Midge and Susie cross paths with Don Draper and Peggy Olson from “Mad Men.” It’s just a dream. Or at least the two of them go to a voice over at Sterling Cooper.

“Amy, Dan, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel have blazed an unparalleled path, elevating the stories we tell about women, challenging the norms in our industry, and forever altering the entertainment landscape with their one-of-a-kind storytelling,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “The dozens of awards cement Maisel’s legacy in many ways, but what’s even more enduring and poignant are the characters Amy created and the joyous, brilliant, singular world she and Dan brought to life.”

Salke added, “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.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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