After an agonizing wait, fans of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel were thrilled when Season 4 finally premiered on Prime Video. The show picked up where Season 3 left off, with Miriam "Midge" Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) nursing her comedy career wounds after being booted from Shy Baldwin's (Leroy McClain) tour.
However, Prime Video later announced that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel would not be renewed past Season 5.
Why was The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel canceled?
Why was 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' canceled?
Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel always intended for the series to exit on a high note. In 2020, Amy told TVLine that the most interesting part of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was Midge's mistakes, not her triumphs.
Amy said in the interview, "We don’t want to overstay our welcome. Midge has a journey she has to take. It’s the struggle that is fun [as opposed to], ‘I’m sitting in a penthouse and I’m really rich and I’ve got a lot of chihuahuas.’ We know emotionally where we want to end her and at what point we want to cut it off."
When is the Season 5 release date?
Thankfully, the reason for the show's cancellation appears to be solely so Midge can exit, stage left on a high note. Amy Sherman-Palladino's husband Daniel Palladino, who serves as an executive producer, writer, and director on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, reiterated Amy's point about ending the show in a 2019 interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The trailer for the fifth season has dropped, and the last installment is set to premiere on April 14. The season will highlight Midge as close to success as she's ever been, while she still faces challenges along the way. The fifth season will start with a three-episode premiere, with the rest of the season dropping on Fridays.
How many episodes are left for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'?
Given that Seasons 1, 3, and 4 had eight episodes and only Season 2 had 10, we'd have to assume that Season 5 will likely have eight total episodes.
It's certainly sad to know that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will be ending after Season 5. However, at least it's on the show creator's terms, rather than as a result of low ratings or network prodding. Let's hope Season 5 gives Midge the last hurrah she deserves.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premieres on Prime Video April 14, 2023