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Amazon Gives Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Two-Season Order

”House of Cards“ alum Rachel Brosnahan stars in period dramedy

Amazon has given a two-season order to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

The series, from “Gilmore Girls” creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, becomes the first Amazon series to get a multi-season pickup.

Written and directed by Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” stars “House of Cards” alum Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who discovers a previously unknown talent that changes her life forever as she storms the world of stand-up comedy.

“In her onstage debut, Mrs. Maisel killed and had audiences responding overwhelmingly with digital applause,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama & VR, Amazon Studios. “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. We can’t wait to bring it to customers soon.”

Michael Zegen (“Boardwalk Empire”), Alex Borstein (“Family Guy”), Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”) and Marin Hinkle (“Two and a Half Men”) also star. The series is executive produced by Palladino and Sherman-Palladino, and produced by Dhana Gilbert.