Since we've known her, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel -- Midge to her family and friends -- hasn't exactly had an easy road. Sure, she may look absolutely fabulous in her chic coats and hats, but the stifled housewife turned budding standup comic has been juggling a separation from her husband, family pressure to conform, and plenty of casual sexism as she tries to assert herself. But things are looking up. Season 2 ended with Midge, played by the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning Rachel Brosnahan, being offered a spot on tour opening for soul singer Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain), allowing Midge a chance to start living out her dreams. Judging by this promo photo for Season 3, she's on track.
Chilling by the pool while reading the cosmopolitan lady's bible (Vogue), MM looks like she's finally living her best life. Feet propped up and shades on, Midge Maisel is in Miami, apparently taking a break from her gig. By her side is Susie (Alex Borstein), ruminating or exhausted (or perhaps just too damn hot, having not got the memo they're out of New York and probably don't need leather jackets). Whatever's happening in this peek at Season 3 action, it surely can't be all fun; wherever these two go, drama follows. And, well, we kinda love it.
The peek is the latest reveal in anticipation of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's third season, but action from the show is just one way Amazon is ramping up excitement ahead of the show's return -- and for the Emmys, where the series is nominated for 20 awards. Earlier this week, Amazon announced that Aug. 15 would be "Maisel Day" in Los Angeles -- a day that celebrates the show by making prices at more than 25 businesses reflect what goods and services would've cost in 1959. One deli is offering Reuben sandwiches for 85 cents; a Chevron is offering up to 20 gallons of gas for 30 cents per gallon, and a few ordinarily very expensive hotels are offering one-night stays for $40. More info is available at MaiselDay.com.
New episodes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are expected to arrive later this year. In the meantime, the first two seasons are currently available to stream on Amazon.