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‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ to end after next season

Just one day before the highly anticipated Season 4 premiere of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon announced Thursday that the series about a mid-century Jewish comedian has been renewed for a fifth and final season.

Production of season five of the comedy series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and exec produced by her husband Dan Palladino, is currently underway in New York. When the fifth season will air has not yet been disclosed.

“Amy, Dan, and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ have blazed an unparalleled path, elevating the stories we tell about women, challenging the norms in our industry, and forever altering the entertainment landscape with their one-of-a-kind storytelling,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, in a statement.

“The dozens of awards cement Maisel’s legacy in many ways, but what’s even more enduring and poignant are the characters Amy created and the joyous, brilliant, singular world she and Dan brought to life.”

The critically acclaimed show, which has won 20 primetime Emmys since debuting in 2019, stars Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel, a young Jewish housewife on the Upper West Side who pursues stand-up comedy as her picture-perfect life falls apart.

Brosnahan, who is not Jewish in real life, has collected, among other accolades, two Golden Globes, and in 2018 Sherman-Palladino became the first person to ever win Emmys in both the comedy writing and comedy directing categories in the same year.

“This series has meant so much to Prime Video and the effects of its success will be felt long after its final season,” Salke said. “I can’t wait for fans and our worldwide Prime Video audience to savor each moment as we embark on the culmination of this groundbreaking and unforgettable series.”

The Palladinos also brought the world “Gilmore Girls,” which was revived nearly a decade after the end of the original series, so perhaps Midge isn’t dropping the mic forever.

In any case, viewers will get to see her throw a mic down in anger, be pulled off a stage and possibly even smash a car’s windshield in the new season debuting Friday.

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