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Amazon is ready to celebrate Mrs. Maisel.
After the streaming giant’s original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won two Golden Globes on Sunday — for best musical or comedy TV series and best actress for star Rachel Brosnahan — Amazon announced on Thursday that the Amy Sherman-Palladino series will be available to view for free this weekend for all audiences.
“Big kudos and congrats to Rachel for her first Golden Globe and to Amy for an outstanding first season,” said Greg Hart, vice president of Prime video. “We are excited for new viewers to join in the celebration and stream the series for free this weekend.”
The series, based in 1958 New York City, follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel (House of Cards’ Brosnahan) as she transitions from a typical 1950s housewife and mother who discovers her calling as a stand-up comic. The quirky series was created, executive produced, written and directed by Sherman-Palladino and husband Daniel. Sherman-Palladino, who created Gilmore Girls, was most recently nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award.
After winning her first Golden Globe on Sunday, Brosnahan told the press room backstage how nervous she felt playing such a “confident woman”: “When I read the script, the thing that stood out to me the most is that Midge is the most unapologetically confident woman I’d ever read in a script, and that scared the crap out of me and desperately made me want to play this part.”
Sherman-Palladino expressed gratitude for Amazon and explained that she found a home at the streaming service. “We could not have found a better partner; we’re never leaving,” the series creator said during her acceptance speech.
According to Amazon, the series’ New York City backdrop appeared to have lured local viewers, as NYC ranked No. 1 in most hours of the series streamed, followed by Portland and Seattle. More than half of U.S. Prime members who finished the series binged it within three days, according to the streamer.
The series will be available to stream at no cost beginning Friday, Jan. 12, at 12:01 a.m. local time through Monday, Jan. 15, 11:59 p.m. Audiences can stream the series through the Prime Video app for television, connected devices or online at Amazon.com/Maisel.
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