That doesn't mean we won't see her return at some point, though. "We love Jane more than anything in the world," Sherman-Palladino says. "She's so lovely to have around, and it was really fun to watch her work this season because there were so many other nuances to Sophie. " Adds Palladino, "If Jane said 'I'm never coming back,’ it would be the end of Sophie Lennon. But she did not do that. So the answer is maybe.
The Marvelous Mrs. The Marvelous Mrs. The Marvelous Mrs. "We're going to be telling the Maisel story slightly differently in the coming season,” executive producer Dan Palladino says.
Abe's journey from Columbia professor to theater critic in season three was definitely unexpected, but it's one that Tony Shalhoub is excited to dive into next season as well. "He had to rebuild his identity and get back in touch with his core," Shalhoub says. "He gets an offer to become a theater critic for the Village Voice.
Brosnahan says she's excited to see her character grow in season four. "I think she definitely took some steps forward in season three, and then a couple steps back," she says. "But I’m excited to see the ways in which her eyes keep getting opened to the world around her.
In short, he can't risk even the slightest rumors about his sexuality being made public. "It's a precarious situation for him and the fear is that anything like that could stop the ride," Sherman-Palladino says. "Midge learned a lesson that she needed to learn, but I feel like Shy also got the scare of a lifetime.
That makes her a liability to Shy and his career, even if her intentions were pure. "Part of our theme this year was Midge learning what the business is," Sherman-Palladino says. "You have to learn in show business the difference between real friendship and of-the-moment friendship.
So where does she go from there? "We're debating that now," Palladino tells Glamour. "We're going to be telling the Maisel story slightly differently in the coming season. " What, exactly, does that mean?
I want Midge to succeed, but I think this will be an important learning experience for her. Brown agrees. "After you watch Midge’s performance at the Apollo, Reggie is like, ‘Yo, sis, I told you to go out there and say stuff, but I didn’t know you were going to do that. ’ I think it was one of those things where Shy was like, ‘I’m not comfortable, I can’t do that anymore,’" Brown explains. "I think if there was a way to massage it, Reggie would have, but Shy calls the shots.
It has to fit the storyline, of course, but Sherman-Palladino notes that show business is a small community. "You're going to cross paths with other people more than once," she says. "It's just going to happen.
By the time he did—in episodes seven and eight—one had to wonder if the timing of his appearance was because of Levi's own busy schedule or if it was always planned for Benjamin to be absent until then. "It's both," Palladino says. "We wanted to pay the Benjamin story off, but first you have to suss out if the actor is remotely available.
Will they ever learn to respect each other's careers? "They're both completely and utterly right," Sherman-Palladino says of the argument between Marin Hinkle's Rose and Brosnahan's Midge. "Rose has been ignoring this side of Midge.
Palladino says the new season will be "a little more open for us because we try to see a couple seasons down the line… because everything affects everything, so we're trying to figure that out now. " (That's not at all cryptic, is it?
Midge, however, thinks she still has that money to buy back her old apartment. So what's next? "We can't assure you of anything," Palladino says when asked.
If it's up to Brown, then yes. "It's the closest thing to theater that I've done, and it was exhilarating," Brown says of the experience. "Hopefully there will be room for me to revisit the show in the future.
As Palladino says, "We left it on a precipice, but we always knew that's what the relationship was going to be.
Maisel premiered by announcing that the series had been renewed for a fourth season. (Though it was expected—and absolutely necessary. ) On Thursday, December 12, the company announced that it ordered another installment of the Emmy-winning series starring Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel, the titular character and charmingly hilarious 1950s housewife turned stand-up comedian.
Can't 👏 Freaking 👏 Wait 👏 https://t.co/JFD7QRvTP7— Glamour (@glamourmag) January 30, 2020