It's a Saturday night in Los Angeles, and Amy Sherman-Palladino is about to accept the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television at the Producers Guild Awards. But before she takes the stage in front of Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Lauren Graham, she gets reflective. "Everything has a different place in your life, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the show where all the elements came together," she says of the Emmy-winning series she created.
Fans loved Gilmore Girls, and Sherman-Palladino loved it too, but money was always an issue. "We didn't have the budget to give it what [it deserved]," she tells Glamour. "But we had this unbelievable cast, and that was the fun. And then on Bunheads we had zero money and were on for a hot second, but we got to work with Sutton Foster, and she's one of my best friends for life."
Mrs. Maisel, though, is that secret sauce for Sherman-Palladino. Thanks to Amazon Prime, she got the cast and the budget. "We wanted to see if all the things we had been bitching about for years were true; that if they just gave us the money, [it would happen]. And it did." She says it's one of her proudest moments as not just a creator but a producer, director, and writer. "Now we want to stretch more, try new things and even fail, because it's a really safe place to do it, and everybody is so good that someone will be there to catch you. It's really fabulous."
So fabulous, in fact, that Sherman-Palladino has started to brainstorm ideas for season four of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. (Yes, season four. For those keeping track at home, season two just premiered in December 2018 and season three hasn't even started shoots.) But the woman is on a roll—and so is the show, which has been a favorite for all of awards season. On red carpets, Sherman-Palladino and the cast have been letting us in on what's to come for season three. Spoilers ahead!
Season three will begin filming in mid-March. The writers room has been plotting Midge's future since mid-January, and the cast will begin filming around the third week of March. But before they immerse themselves back into the world of 1950s New York, the cast and creators will open this year's Paleyfest in Los Angeles on Friday, March 15.
Mrs. Maisel might return in time for Hanukkah 2019. Just like last year, when Maisel season two premiered on December 5, the producers are looking to premiere in time for Hanukkah and Christmas (which overlap in 2019), providing the ultimate holiday binge. "Yeah, that’s the goal. If we’re still standing, yes," executive producer Dan Palladino says.
There won't be much of a time jump from the end of season two to the start of season three. Sherman-Palladino doesn't know how many episodes season three will consist of yet ("We're figuring that out now; we have a general outline"), but she says they've already planned where they'll pick up in the premiere. Perhaps at Joel's office after his hookup sesh with Midge? TBD. All Sherman-Palladino will say is there's "not much" of a time jump, which is good news for fans that are dying to know what happened immediately after the kiss.
Midge and Shy Baldwin are going on tour. Season two ended with the news that Midge accepted singer Shy Baldwin's offer to go on tour, so just where are they headed in season three? "It's inevitable that we're going to go on the road," Palladino tells Glamour. "Her life is going to end up being everywhere. It's a show about a woman out in the world, and now that she's a comic, comics go on the road." Palladino won't say where exactly, but the entertainment capital of the world—Los Angeles—might be a safe bet. Teases Sherman-Palladino: "It's going to be expensive."
Published at Fri, 25 Jan 2019 22:08:56 +0000