Amazon Studios continues to shore up its creative bullpen, signing Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino (Gilmore Girls) to an overall deal with the streaming service. Under the terms of their multi-year pact, Sherman-Palladino and Palladino will continue working on Amazon’s new original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as well as develop new series for the streaming service. Mrs. Maisel is the first Amazon pilot to receive a two-season pickup, with the pilot receiving an average Amazon viewer rating of 4.9.
In a joint statement, both Sherman-Palladino and Palladino expressed how excited they were to be working with Amazon:
“The team at Amazon has allowed us to have Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy as our presidents for the next few years and for that we are eternally grateful. Amazon is the future of television and we are thrilled to tag along for the ride.”
Here’s a look at Amazon’s overview of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, written, directed and executive produced by Sherman-Palladino (Bunheads) and executive produced by Palladino (Family Guy):
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars Rachel 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. 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. The series also stars Michael Zegen as Midge’s husband Joel Maisel, Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson, Tony Shalhoub as Midge’s father Abe Weissman, and Marin Hinkle as Midge’s mother Rose Weissman.”
Amazon’s deal with Sherman-Palladino and Palladino is another example of the streaming service securing proven creative talent to long-term deals; both with the creative minds behind their own hit series (like Transparent creator Jill Soloway), as well as with established genre writer-producers like The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and Stranger Things’s Justin Doble.
Amazon Studios’ Head of Comedy Joe Lewis sees the streaming service as a perfect creative home for the pair:
“Amy and Dan are brilliant. Everything they create has such an incredible vision behind it. On top of that, they’re wonderfully funny and smart people. Also, Amy has the best hats in show business. We’re excited about the next two seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with them and, with this deal, we can’t wait to do a lot more together.”
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel debuts Fall 2017 on Amazon Prime Video.