- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 3 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday.
- Sterling K. Brown from This Is Us will join the Mrs. Maisel cast as a guest star.
- Season 3 will focus mainly on Midge Maisel's first comedy tour, as seen in the trailer.
Much to the relief of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel fans everywhere, the hit Amazon Prime Video show was renewed for a third season all the way back in May 2018 — before season 2 had even premiered. Here's everything you need to know about the latest season of the Emmy award-winning show:
When will season 3 premiere?
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 3 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on December 6. Unlike seasons 1 and 2 (which dropped on Wednesdays), season 3 is coming to Amazon on a Friday — so pop some popcorn and consider your weekend booked.
If the prospect of a weekend full of Maisel isn't enough to get you excited for the new episodes to come, peep the season's full-length trailer below:
In the 2-minute, 18-second clip, we get a first look at how Midge's relationships with Joel and her family have changed, how Midge and Suzie are faring on their first big tour, and how guest star Sterling K. Brown might fit into everything.
How many episodes will there be in season 3?
Eight, according to TVLine. While season 2 featured 10 episodes, the show is returning to its slightly shorter episode format for the third season. The good news: Season 3 likely won't be the last for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, as show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino previously told The Hollywood Reporter that she has four to five total seasons planned out (and, of course, the show is extremely popular).
Will there be any new additions to the cast in season 3?
Yes! Aside from series regulars Rachel Brosnahan (Midge Maisel), Alex Borstein (Suzie Myerson), Tony Shalhoub (Abe Weissman), Marin Hinkle (Rose Weissman), Michael Zegen (Joel Maisel), Kevin Pollak (Moishe Maisel), and Caroline Aaron (Shirley Maisel), who will all be returning, season 3 will include a few noteworthy guest stars.
First, Sterling K. Brown will join the cast in a small role. After Rachel told Entertainment Tonight that the This Is Us actor would be her number one guest star pick, Sterling himself confirmed that Amy and her husband/show producer, Dan Palladino, wrote a part into season 3 just for him. He's since appeared in the official trailer and told People that he "had a great time" filming his part on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, though he remains tight-lipped about what, exactly, that part is.
Other than Sterling, Cary Elwes (who recently appeared in Stranger Things 3, as well) and Stephanie Hsu (of Broadway fame) will make appearances, Variety reports. In an exclusive August report, TVLine also revealed that Liza Weil — who played Paris Geller in Amy and Dan's hit '00s show Gilmore Girls — will play a yet-unnamed role.
Are there any Mrs. Maisel season 3 spoilers yet?
Not a ton of information about season 3 has been made public just yet, but there are some things we do know: At the end of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2, Midge accepted an offer to open for a musician on a six-month tour.
This tour will largely be the subject of season 3, and it's likely to completely upend Midge's life — from her relationship with season 2 love interest Benjamin (Zachary Levi) to her family dynamic at home — and take her and Susie as far as Miami, as was revealed in an exclusive photo from People.
"The scope of the show has gotten even larger — it's in Vegas, it's in Miami," actress Caroline Aaron (Shirley Maisel) told GoodHousekeeping.com in an interview ahead of the season 3 premiere. "She's on tour, so you’re going to see the country and you're going to see what it was like for women during that time."
Still, some of the season will take place in New York City, as is evidenced by these behind-the-scenes shots of the cast on set, some of which were taken as recently as September:
If you were wondering if this might be the season where we see Midge and Joel get back together, though, you might end up disappointed. Sure, season 2 ended with a steamy one-night stand between the separated husband and wife (and the trailer and photos do show them meeting up again), but Michael told Town & Country that he doesn't think now's the right time for the on-again, off-again couple to give their marriage another try.
"In talking it over with Rachel, she was saying that it's [Midge's] final moment of comfort before she launches this new career," he said. "She said she wants to be with someone who loves her for this one night, and she knows that's him ... as it stands at the end of season 2, no, I don't think that they're good together. He would be holding her back."
Instead, Michael told Town & Country he'd like to see Joel open up a comedy club of his own — something his character has been musing on for quite some time.
And that's all well and good, because as Rachel said at the Temple of Aaron fundraising event, this season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is all about Midge coming into her own more than she's ever been before: "It will show her maturity in a whole new way," she said. "More than the first two seasons."
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