The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel delighted and surprised us last fall when it premiered on Amazon Prime. The Amy Sherman-Palladino series returns to the streaming service this fall and we're chomping at the bit to know what happens in the next chapter of Midge's (Rachel Brosnahan) comedy career.
At the end of Season 1, Midge almost committed career suicide when she did an impromptu take-down of comedy legend Sophie Lennon (Jane Lynch). She was luckily able to resurrect her fledgling career with some help from Lenny Bruce (Luke Kirby). Her career resurrection came just in time for her maybe-not-ex-anymore Joel (Michael Zegan) to find out that Midge was 10 times better at his dream career than he ever was. Brutal.
The cast and producers, who are currently busy in the middle of production of Season 2, gathered at the Television Critics Association summer press tour to tease what we can expect next in the Emmy nominated series. Here's everything we learned!
Midge is back at B. Altman: But she's not at the make-up counter! A sneak-peek at the new season revealed that Midge is working as an operator at B. Altman department store. "An incident named Penny" landed her there instead of the make-up counter out front. We're not sure if that incident is the one from the Season 1 finale or if there's something else that went down with Penny in early Season 2 — but we can tell that Midge is killing it as an operator as well as she did at the front of the store.
It's not going that great in Season 2: Season 1 ended with Midge feeling like a comeback would be possible but Rachel Brosnahan teased that "good things don't last long" in Season 2. It looks like our girl is going to struggle for a minute.
Season 2 will be "big": Co-creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said that Season 2 will be "big" compared to Season 1. We already know that the Weissman family will travel to France in the premiere, but in general Season 2 will be more extravagant with more things to look at, and it will expand Midge's world in the comedic underbelly of New York City.
Susie is still ultra passionate about Midge: Midge and Susie (Alex Borstein) are still a team in Season 2, which means when Midge's life implodes so does Susie's — but she's still ride or die. "She's changing. Every single molecule is shifting," Borstein teases. "She's excited. She's finally found the great love of her life, which is Midge. I mean that in the larger sense, not romantic. It's her passion."
Midge and Joel's relationship status is "It's Complicated": Joel will still be struggling with the fact that he loves Midge and knows she's a great comic versus his bruised ego. However, no matter what the couple decides about being together, they'll always be in each other's lives because they share two children together. Brosnahan said Season 2 will explore how complicated it is between the estranged couple but "there's a lot of love there."
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.