Amazon greenlights Amy Sherman-Palladino's 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' for 2 seasons

"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".

Sherman-Palladino's new show The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, whose pilot was released last month, has received a two-season order from Amazon according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Those "Gilmore Girls" fans still eagerly hoping for a second Netflix revival of their beloved show will need to chill out.

Mrs. Maisel, whose pilot episode is now available to stream along with a handful of other potential Amazon series, stars House of Cards' Rachel Brosnahan as an affluent New York City housewife in 1958 who discovers a talent for stand-up comedy and falls into the unpredictable and perilous world of showbiz. More specifically, the show earned a 4.8 rating for the pilot episode alone.

In addition to penning the script, Amy Sherman-Palladino also executive produces alongside Daniel Palladino.

It's one of a group of current or upcoming TV shows about the world of stand-up comedy.

Meanwhile, Sherman-Palladino recently worked with Amazon's rival, Netflix, for the "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life".

The series also stars Tony Shalhoub (Monk) as Midge's dad Abe, Alex Borstein (Family Guy) as Susie Myerson, Marin Hinkle (Two and a Half Men) as Midge's mom Rose, and Michael Zegen (Boardwalk Empire) as Midge's husband, Joel. "There's probably a way to keep these characters alive but I don't know if that's the best thing for them", she said. The show is going to star Rachel Brosnahan who played Rachel Posner in "House of Cards".

  • Salvatore Jensen