The Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 4: Release date, cast, trailer, and news
The 1960s-set comedy-drama will return for a fourth season, starring Rachel Brosnahan.
Rachel Brosnahan is back as the one, the only, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
The acclaimed Prime Video series about Midge Maisel, a housewife turned stand-up comedian, is almost back on our screens with the fourth season.
The release date has now been officially confirmed and we also have official trailers to enjoy.
It's good to have Midge and co back!
It’s also been announced that not one but two Gilmore Girls alumni are joining the 1960s-set series (Mrs Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino also created the iconic mother-daughter show).
Kelly Bishop, who played matriarch Emily Gilmore, is joining the cast as an undisclosed, apparently steely-eyed new character (you can see her in costume in a sneak-peek video on Twitter).
Meanwhile, This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia (who played teen bad boy Jess on Gilmore Girls) will also be joining the Mrs. Maisel cast. Although his character hasn’t yet been announced, images of him on set alongside Brosnahan suggest he may be playing a potential love interest for our titular heroine.
Read on for everything you need to know about The Marvelous Mrs Maisel season four.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 4 release date
CONFIRMED: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 4 will premiere on Prime Video on Friday 18th February 2022.
The first two episodes will be released on the premiere date and then two episodes shall be released every Friday for four weeks.
This means the season 4 finale is scheduled to be released on the streaming platform on 11th March 2022.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 4 trailer
Amazon Prime Video has also released a full trailer for The Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 4.
The clip teases big ambitions for Midge as she embraces her edgier side in her stand-up routine.
Meanwhile, her ex-husband Joel will try and make his own dreams come true.
Will they find their way back to each other?
A teaser trailer for the fourth season had been released by Prime Video late last year.
The footage sees Midge and Susie discussing the next steps in her career after the drama with Shy Baldwin.
Will Midge find the success she craves?
The trailer also confirms the return of Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 4 cast
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel cast in the fourth season is as follows.
- Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel
- Alex Borstein as Susie Meyerson
- Michael Zegen as Joel Maisel
- Marin Hinkle as Rose Weissman
- Tony Shalhoub as Abraham "Abe" Weissman
- Kevin Pollak as Moishe Maisel
- Caroline Aaron as Shirley Maisel
- Jane Lynch as Sophie Lennon
- Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce
- Kayli Carter as TBC
- Milo Ventimiglia as TBC
- Kelly Bishop as TBC
- Jason Ralph as TBC
- John Waters as TBC
We can expect returns for Midge Maisel (played by Rachel Brosnahan) and her manager Susie Meyerson (Alex Borstein).
In the series, Marin Hinkle plays Midge’s mother Rose Weissman, and Tony Shalhoub plays her father Abe Weissman.
Her ex(ish) husband Joel is played by Michael Zegen, while her ex-father-in-law Moishe is played by Kevin Pollak.
Jane Lynch will also return as comedienne Sophie Lennon in the new episodes too, along with Caroline Aaron as Midge's mother-in-law, Shirley Maisel.
Finally, Emmy Award winner Luke Kirby who plays Midge’s friend/potential love interest and fellow comic Lenny Bruce is also back in the new epiesodes.
In addition to Kelly Bishop, Jason Alexander and Milo Ventimiglia joining the The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel cast in as-yet-undisclosed roles, director John Waters (Hairspray) has been spotted on set in an unnamed guest role.
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 4 plot
The official plot synopsis for the season has been released by Prime Video.
It notes: "It's 1960 and change is in the air. Looking to hone her act, Midge finds a gig with total creative freedom.
"But her commitment to her craft—and the places it takes her—creates a rift between her and the family and friends around her".
The finale of season three did away with the optimism usually associated with this zippy comedy-drama, instead portraying Midge’s comeuppance for her problematic behaviour towards Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain), a Black and closeted pop singer who previously invited Midge to be his opening act on tour.
However, Midge was eventually fired after she alluded to Shy’s sexuality during her Apollo show gig, when she made stereotypic jokes about Shy’s “Judy Garland shoes” and how “he pretty much has a guy for everything else”.
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In the context of the show’s period-setting in the 1960s, the comments were potentially highly dangerous for Shy, who previously endured a violent homophobic attack earlier in the season.
Midge was fired by Shy (via his manager, Reggie) and she and and her manager Susie were left crying on the airport tarmac, watching Shy and his entourage literally jet off to Europe.
Season four will no doubt deal with the professional and financial fall-out of Midge’s sudden unemployment, given how she’s only just bought a swanky new apartment (using her contract with Shy as collateral).
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 4 premieres on February 18, 2022.
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