The ensemble is led by Rachel Brosnahan and includes Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle. Written and directed by Sherman-Palladino, the show stars Brosnahan as Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a "1958, New York City woman who has everything she's ever wanted -- the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner," a synopsis said.
"But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent -- one that changes her life forever. She charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the world of stand-up comedy... a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carson's couch."
"In her onstage debut, Mrs. Maisel killed and had audiences responding overwhelmingly with digital applause," Joe Lewis, head of comedy, drama and virtual reality for Amazon Studios, said in a statement Monday. "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."
Sherman-Palladino and Palladino are a husband-and-wife team known for their work on the beloved dramedy Gilmore Girls.
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