End is in sight for ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Atlanta’
The fourth ‘Maisel’ season begins Friday via Amazon Prime Video, and production on the final season is underway.
LOS ANGELES — Miriam “Midge” Maisel will have one more shot to make her stand-up career dreams come true.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will end after season five, Amazon Prime Video said Thursday. Former Chicago stage actor Rachel Brosnahan plays the title role of an aspiring comedian in New York City, where production on the final season is underway.
The fourth season begins Friday.
Also winding down is the Netflix hit “Stranger Things.” Creators Matt and Ross Duffer said in a letter to fans Thursday that after this year’s season four, the show will have one more final season.
Season five will conclude the arc they devised when the show began, the Duffers said, promising that the franchise will continue beyond this incarnation. “There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of ‘Stranger Things’: new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes,” they wrote.
Some of the season four episodes will premiere on May 27, with the remaining batch arriving on July 1.
And over at FX, execs announced that the Emmy-winning “Atlanta,” created by and starring Donald Glover, will conclude after the upcoming third and fourth seasons, already filmed.
CEO John Landgraf said season three, premiering March 24, “is everything you’ve come to expect from ‘Atlanta.’ ”
As for “Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke lauded the “joyous, brilliant, singular world” brought to life by the show’s wife-and-husband creative team, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.
“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 in a statement.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” created by Sherman-Palladino (“Gilmore Girls”), has won 20 Emmys, including best comedy series and best comedy actress for Brosnahan. The cast includes Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein, Marin Hinkle and Michael Zegen. Daniel Palladino is the executive producer.
The series’ eight-episode fourth season, which was delayed by pandemic-related production issues, opens with Midge attempting a comeback after being fired from a gig.