The lead cast members have secured some very substantial raises.
Variety reports that Rachel Brosnahan, who was relatively unknown before starring in Maisel, will take home around $300,000 per episode in season three. Her onscreen father, Tony Shalhoub, isn't doing to bad either, with around $250,000 per episode. And while Alex Borstein has yet to finalize her agreement, she's said to be looking at a similar sum.
Zachary Levi wants to return.
The actor behind Dr. Benjamin Ettenberg, Midge's season two flame, just opened up to the New York Post about his hope to come back. "I had such a time working with that cast and crew. Amy [Sherman-Palladino] and Dan [Palladino] I got on very well with," Levi said. "If I can make it happen, for sure."
We wouldn't be surprised to see more of Levi next season-after all, even if Midge chooses to turn down his proposal, we'd expect an onscreen rejection.
Season 3 will come on the heels of an amazing awards season coup.
Maisel's second season has been lavished with awards, including a Golden Globe win for Rachel Brosnahan's turn as Midge. Most recently, the series swept the Screen Actors Guild Awards, taking home statues for Rachel Brosnahan's performance, Tony Shalhoub's portrayal of Abe Weissman, as well as the coveted "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble" award. It was the first time that a single show has scored all three comedy categories since 30 Rock did it in 2008.
With the Emmys-an awards show where Maisel has had stunning success-coming up in the fall, there's a good chance that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will go into its third season with even more accolades.
Michael Zegen, the actor behind Joel Maisel, doesn't see Midge and Joel getting back together in the near future.
"I know that they could be good together, if it was a different time in their lives, perhaps," Zegen told Town & Country in a recent interview. "I’m sure they were good together... But right now, as it stands at the end of season two, no, I don’t think that they’re good together. He would be holding her back."
Zegen also gave us an idea of what he thinks Joel might be up to in future episodes. At the end of the last season, Joel expressed an interest in running a club, and Zegen thinks it would be a great fit. "He kind of rescues his father’s company, and I think that he has good business instincts," he said. "So in that respect I think this could be really good for him and something that he could really thrive in, because clearly the stage was not for him, but perhaps behind-the-scenes stuff will be."
Rachel Brosnahan and Marin Hinkle shared with Town & Country what they want for their characters in season three.
Brosnahan, who plays the show's titular Midge Maisel, hopes to see her character show some grit. "I want to see her make a firm commitment to pursuing this path," she said. "We’ve watched try her hand at something new and rise to the top of it very quickly... So in season three, I would like to see her be willing to fall without a safety net. She’s always had this support system, she’s got her family and her friends some kind of back-up finances. The stakes are not quite as high for her as they are for Susie. I’d like to see her willing to take the leap and let them be higher for her too."
For Hinkle, the actress behind Midge's mother Rose Weissman, it's more about looking backward. "I want to know what she thought she was going to be before she got married, Hinkle said. "Not just going to Paris, but more like, did she ever see ever see herself as a doctor? Did she ever see herself as a lawyer? Did she ever see herself as a politician? Did she not let herself see herself that way? I love when we get to see the future of someone by understanding their past. And I want to know more about her family, like her upbringing. Like was she monied? Or not? I thought she was something, and then at the end of the season-without giving a spoiler-I feel like I got a totally new idea."
Filming will take place next spring.
Buried in actress Alex Borstein's official bio for the show, it's revealed that "she will begin shooting the third season of the breakout series this spring."
The series will likely drop in winter 2019.
The show's official IMDb page lists the date for the first episode of season 3 as "2019." The timeline makes sense, given that of season 2: the first table read took place early this March (according to Rachel Brosnahan's Instagram), and the entire season will drop on December 5.
Also of note, the full first season debuted on November 29, 2017. So although shows will sometimes switch up their schedules, Maisel seems to have a habit of landing in early winter.
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Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, fellow co-creator Dan Palladino, have even more seasons planned out.
"I think we know what our trajectory is for the first four to five seasons," Sherman-Palladino told The Hollywood Reporter. Of course, there's no word yet on whether Amazon will continue to support the show-but as Maisel was awarded the tech giant's first two-season order, it wouldn't be at all surprising if it did.
When asked what those future seasons might look like-and if we'd get to see more far-flung destinations in them-Amy Sherman-Palladino said this to Town & Country. "The world of the series reflects her world. And as her world changes and shifts, the series has to go with it."
She explained, "We didn’t go out and go 'WE’VE GOTTA GO BIG!' It’s like, well now what do we do from here? We take it from where we left off. It all snowballs on itself, so I think we’re just going to let it continue to snowball. And eventually they’ll lock us up. Eventually Amazon will say, 'Checkbook’s closed!' And that’ll be it."