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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 - Everything You Need To Know

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"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" debuted in 2017 and quickly became a flagship series for Amazon Studios, gaining glowing reviews, 20 Emmy wins over its multiple seasons, and a massive fan base. The life of wealthy New York City housewife Miriam "Midge" Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) is turned completely upside down when her husband Joel (Michael Zegen) admits to an affair and abruptly leaves her. At a crisis point, Midge finds herself harnessing her comedic chops into a career as a stand-up comic. Along with her eccentric mother and father (Marin Hinkle and Tony Shalhoub), trouble-making manager Susie (Alex Borstein), and a slew of other irreverent characters, she forges a groundbreaking career in a time when women were heavily restricted in daily life. 

The late 1950s-set series has since spawned four seasons, and it was announced that the fifth season will end these beloved characters' stories. The comedy has proven to be much more expansive than just about a single woman's journey, as it has covered topics like gender expectations, racism, cultural identity, divorce, and religion, to name just a few. With the fourth season ending in March 2022 and the fifth and final season eminent, here's everything we know about the last laugh of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

When will The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 be released?

The first three seasons of the show were released between 2017 and 2019, with a hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. One day before the series returned for its fourth season in 2022, Deadline announced that the fifth season would be the last. The first three seasons of "Mrs. Maisel" were all released on a single day in their respective years, aside from the pilot episode, which was released publicly in March 2017 before the rest of the season dropped that November. This was part of Prime Video's now-defunct annual pilot competition where audiences could vote on what pilot they would like to see taken to series. The fourth season, however, was released on a weekly basis between mid-February and mid-March 2022 with two episodes released each week (via IMDb). 

Season 5 of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" will follow a similar weekly release model. This change from a single-day model to a weekly release happened in part because of shows like "Succession" gaining increased notoriety throughout their release, as executive producers Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino explained to Good Housekeeping. According to Variety, the first three episodes of Season 5 will premiere on April 14, 2023. A single new episode will follow each Friday until the final one arrives on May 26.

What is the plot of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5?

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" has been slowly building to something over its previous four seasons, and it looks like all the preparation, striving, and proving herself in the trenches of the insular 1960s comedy scene will finally pay off for Midge Maisel — almost. According to the series' official log-line (via TVLine), "Midge finds herself closer than ever to the success she's dreamed of, only to discover that closer than ever is still so far away. She finally receives a major career breakthrough by being in the orbit of "The Gordon Ford Show," an influential and popular late night talk show, perhaps the thing Midge needs to take her comedy career to the next level. Meanwhile, Midge could also potentially find lasting romance for the first time since her divorce, with a handsome stranger she met in the park in Season 4.

On other fronts, Midge's equally scrappy manager Susie copes with the spoils of success on her own, seeing her work as a talent manager take off to strange new heights, and Midge's mother Rose finds purpose and competition in the matchmaker circuit. 

Who is starring in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5?

Of course, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" couldn't exist without Rachel Brosnahan in her two-time Emmy-winning role as Miriam "Midge" Maisel. She'll be returning with all the other principal cast members. This includes Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson, Michael Zegen as Joel Maisel, Tony Shalhoub as Abe Weissman, Marin Hinkle as Rose Weissman, Kevin Pollak as Moishe Maisel, Caroline Aaron as Shirley Maisel, and Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce.

Recent casting announcements have left it unclear whether audiences will see some of their favorite characters return. Leroy McClain as Shy Baldwin, Wanda Sykes as Moms Mabley, and Stephanie Hsu as Mei Lin have not yet been confirmed to be returning for the final season. However, some new faces from Season 4 will be back. Deadline announced in April 2022 that Alfie Fuller and Jason Ralph will not only reprise their roles as Dinah Rutledge and Mike Carr, but will be promoted to series regulars for the final season, as will Reid Scott as powerful talk show host Gordon Ford. Kelly Bishop will also return as Benedetta, though she will remain a guest star. Milo Ventimiglia of "This Is Us" and "Gilmore Girls" will be back as "Handsome Man," the potential but married love interest Midge met briefly in Season 4, and his actual name will be revealed.

On April 6, 2023, Amazon announced via Deadline the guest and recurring cast for Season 5 of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." Previous Palladino show stars Danny Strong and Sean Gunn (both of "Gilmore Girls") and Sutton Foster ("Bunheads") will show up in roles yet to be disclosed. Tony-nominated "Carousel" star Alexander Gemignani, Hank Azaria ("The Simpsons"), and Darren Criss ("Glee") are also scheduled to appear, while David Paymer will come back in the recurring role of talent manager Harry Drake.  Additionally, Peter Friedman, Chloë Kerwin, Austin Basis, Josh Grisetti, Michael Cyril Creighton, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Lucas Kavner have been added as guests stars for the final season.

Who is the showrunner for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5?

Amy Sherman-Palladino has been working in television as a writer, producer, and director since the early 1990s. After honing her skills on "Roseanne" and "Veronica's Closet," she created "Gilmore Girls," an acclaimed hit that ran on The WB and The CW for seven seasons. Follow-ups "The Return of Jezebel Games" and "Bunheads" aired on Fox and ABC Family, respectively, for shorter frames, leaving her open to bring "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" to Amazon in 2017. Palladino's husband and frequent collaborator Daniel Palladino (who previously wrote for "Cheers" and "Family Guy") serves as a producer on the series, and together they've guided the creative trajectory of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." In the first four seasons, wrote all but three episodes of the series individually or together while also collectively directing 28 out of 34 installments. For the first four seasons, and into the fifth and concluding set of episodes, Sherman-Palladino and Palladino split the work as co-showrunners of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Is there a trailer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5?

On March 20, 2023, and with less than a month to go until the first episodes of Season 5 are made available for streaming, Amazon's Prime Video service released a full trailer for the upcoming and final span of episodes for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." It opens with aspiring and groundbreaking 1960s comedian Midge Maisel closer than ever to the success, fame, and validation that she's only experienced in small tastes over the previous four seasons of the series. All that's captured in the trailer's opening images of Midge in the middle of a snowstorm staring up at a billboard advertising "The Gordon Ford Show," just imagining the possibilities. As a series of quick cut images and teases from Season 5 suggest, Midge is more determined than ever to make it big and let her dreams come true. There she is, jubilantly dancing down the sidewalk about NBC's headquarters and accepting manager Susie's tough-love encouragement to keep her eyes on the prize, and observing the backstage happenings of "The Gordon Ford Show."

In other sectors of the "Maisel" universe, Susie can't believe her own good luck as she struts around her new, fancy talent agency office and influx of new clients while Midge's parents can't believe their bad luck, dealing with a fire and some other vaguely alluded to issues. It all will certainly converge in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Season 5.

Where to watch previous seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Up until the late 2010s, all of the small-screen creations of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" brain trust Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino had aired exclusively on ad-support television. In 2017, the writer-producer-directors signed an exclusive, years-long contract with Amazon Studios, the still developing in-house production arm of the online retail giant that made content for distribution via the Prime Video streaming service. In those early days of streaming, Amazon allowed even non-Prime Video subscribers to watch and rate the pilot episodes for TV series under consideration, and the first episode of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" earned high marks, leading to a five-year run for the '60s-set single-camera comedy.

An Emmy-garnering, signature Amazon Studios and Prime Video offering, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" remains an exclusive offering to Amazon customers. Seasons 1 through 4 (and soon, Season 5) are all available on the Prime Video streaming service, a benefit for Amazon Prime customers or as a standalone subscription.