8:15am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Gilmore Girls' Creator's Amazon Comedy Series Unveils Trailer, Premiere Date
Gilmore Girls fans, get ready to meet The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Amazon unveiled the first trailer for the forthcoming hour-long comedy from Gilmore Girls exec producers, writers and directors Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino.
Starring House of Cards alum Rachel Brosnahan, the series is set in New York in 1958 and centers on Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a woman who has everything she’s ever wanted — the perfect husband, two kids and an elegant Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes an unexpected turn, Midge discovers a previously unknown talent. She subsequently storms the world of stand-up comedy — a path that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.
The cast includes Emmy winner Tony Shaloub, Family Guy's Alex Borstein, The Sopranos grad Max Casella and Two and a Half Men's Marin Hinkle, with guest stars including Jane Lynch and Wallace Shawn. Behind the scenes, Dhana Gilbert will also exec-produce the series with Sherman-Palladino and Palladino.
Along with the trailer, Amazon revealed that the series will premiere Wednesday, Nov. 29.
The series first debuted on Amazon Prime as a pilot in March before earning a rare two-season pickup at the streamer. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel marks the the husband-and-wife team's first original series since the hit Gilmore Girls revival for streaming rival Netflix, which also premiered in late November. The series is a big swing for Amazon after the recent cancellations of other period hour-long series like Z: The Beginning of Everything and The Last Tycoon.
The Palladinos also recently signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios.
Check out the trailer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel below: