Emmy-nominated Executive Producers of new Amazon Original Series The
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to develop television projects exclusively for
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 25, 2017--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that critically-acclaimed
Sherman-Palladino and Daniel
Palladino (Gilmore Girls) have entered a multi-year overall
deal with Amazon Studios. Sherman-Palladino and Palladino will develop
television projects that will add to their unprecedented two-season
greenlight of upcoming Amazon Original Series The Marvelous Mrs.
Maisel, which debuts this fall on Prime Video. The Marvelous Mrs.
Maisel pilot, currently available for all Amazon customers at amazon.com/maisel,
has garnered an average customer rating of 4.9, with 93% 5-star reviews.
“Amy and Dan are brilliant. Everything they create has such an
incredible vision behind it. On top of that, they’re wonderfully funny
and smart people. Also, Amy has the best hats in show business,” said
Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios. “We’re excited
about the next two seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with them
and, with this deal, we can’t wait to do a lot more together.”
"The team at Amazon has allowed us to have Dwight Eisenhower and John
Kennedy as our presidents for the next few years and for that we are
eternally grateful,” said Sherman-Palladino and Palladino. “Amazon is
the future of television and we are thrilled to tag along for the ride.”
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, written and directed by
Sherman-Palladino, and executive produced by Sherman-Palladino and
Palladino, stars Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Miriam
“Midge” Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has everything she’s ever
wanted—the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side
apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life
suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously
unknown talent—one that changes her life forever. She charts a course
that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside Drive, through the
basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village as she storms the
world of stand-up comedy…a course that will ultimately lead her to a
spot on Johnny Carson’s couch. The series also stars Michael Zegen (Boardwalk
Empire) as Midge’s husband Joel Maisel, Alex
Borstein (Family Guy) as Susie Myerson, Golden Globe winner
and three-time Emmy winner Tony
Shalhoub (Monk) as Midge’s father Abe Weissman, and Marin
Hinkle (Two and a Half Men) as Midge’s mother Rose Weissman.
Amy Sherman-Palladino began her career on Roseanne during the
show’s third season. During her four seasons on Roseanne,
Sherman-Palladino was nominated for Emmy and Writers Guild Awards and
was honored with a Peabody. In 2000, Sherman-Palladino created the
beloved television series Gilmore Girls. As creator, writer and
executive producer, she brought to life the engaging story that earned
widespread critical acclaim, with TIME magazine listing Gilmore
Girls among its “100 Best TV Shows of All Time.”
Among later projects for Sherman-Palladino was the Fox comedy The
Return of Jezebel James, starring Parker Posey, and the ABC Family
dance drama Bunheads, starring Sutton Foster. 2016 brought the
highly anticipated return of Gilmore Girls to Netflix as a
four-part miniseries. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life reunited
much of the original cast, tracing the characters’ lives across each
season: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Sherman-Palladino served as
executive producer, writer and director alongside her husband and
longtime collaborator, writer/producer/director Daniel Palladino.
Emmy Award nominee Daniel Palladino broke into series television in
1989, spending three years on the ABC hit Who's the Boss?
starring Tony Danza, Judith Light and Alyssa Milano. Palladino spent two
years in the mid-1990s on Roseanne, serving as a writer,
co-executive producer, and then executive producer. In 2000 he began a
half-dozen years on Gilmore Girls, writing some of its most
popular episodes and eventually segued into directing, guiding the ship
on six episodes. He went on to serve in producing roles on such original
series as The Return of Jezebel James and the dance drama Bunheads.
Just prior to and for a time concurrent with Gilmore Girls,
Palladino was Executive Producer and show runner of the Fox animated hit Family
Guy for its initial two seasons, earning an Emmy nomination for
Outstanding Animated Program for its debut season. More recently, from
2012-2013, he returned to Family Guy as a consulting producer. In
2016, Palladino helped navigate the return of Gilmore Girls to
Netflix, writing and directing two of the four installments for Gilmore
Girls: A Year In The Life. Palladino served as Executive Producer,
writer and director alongside his wife, series creator Amy
Sherman-Palladino and Palladino are represented by Creative Artists
Agency (CAA) and attorney Jeanne Newman.
Prime members will be able to stream The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
later this year via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected
devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at amazon.com/originals.
Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline
viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The series will be a
global release and available on Amazon Prime Video for members to watch
via the Prime Video app or online at PrimeVideo.com in
more than 200 countries and territories.
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