It’s been four long months since The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s award-winning second season launched on Amazon at the end of 2018. By now, we already know a decent amount about the upcoming Season 3, but there’s still just as much we don’t know.
Here’s everything we’ve heard so far about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3, from possible release dates to cast updates to plot speculation.
Is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Renewed for Season 3?
Yes! Amazon originally signed a two-season contract and renewed the series for Season 3 back in May 2018 before Season 2 even aired (and before it racked up a bunch of wins at the Emmys). So you can rest assured that Midge Maisel will return, but exactly when that might be is a bit of a mystery.
What’s the Release Date for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3?
That, we do not know, but we can make an educated guess. Season 1 premiered on November 29, 2017 (a Wednesday) and Season 2 landed on Amazon Prime just a little over a year later on December 5, 2018 (also a Wednesday). So it seems likely that Season 3 will follow a similar pattern.
In that case, you can probably expect Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3 to release on either Wednesday, November 27 or a week later on December 4.
In a January interview with Entertainment Tonight, series star Rachel Brosnahan also confirmed that Season 3 is right on schedule. She revealed that the writers were returning to start working on the new season that week, with filming set to begin in March. So a late 2019 release date is definitely within the realm of possibility.
Filming on Season 3 kicked off recently with a Staten Island set meant to stand-in for an Oklahoma oil field. So it seems the Amazon series is on track for another December release.
Is There a Trailer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3?
Not yet, but we’ll let you know when the first one arrives. The first teaser for Season 2 arrived on August 9, 2018, followed by a full trailer on October 24. So you can probably expect a similar rollout for Season 3.
What Time Will The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Start Streaming on Amazon?
Unlike Netflix, which releases to content at 12 a.m. Pacific time (that’s 3 a.m. Eastern), Amazon does everyone on the East coast a solid by releasing new videos at midnight Eastern time, according to the company’s website. So you can expect the new season to appear on Amazon’s streaming service at that time on whatever date it’s released.
Is Season 3 the Final Season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?
We can’t say for sure, but the answer is probably (thankfully) no. Amazon hasn’t renewed the show past Season 3, but considering its popularity we’d be surprised to see it canceled anytime soon. Additionally, series creator Amy-Sherman Palladino revealed back in 2017 that she has plans for at least a couple more seasons in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“I think we know what our trajectory is for the first four to five seasons,” she said. “And then I just want to see if I’m still breathing at that point. If I am, then we’ll continue.”
So there you have it. Mrs. Maisel forever!
What New Characters Can We Expect in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3?
The biggest addition to the Season 3 cast will likely be Sterling K. Brown, who announced the news in a Twitter video on April 15. He didn’t reveal who he’ll play, but suggested that the role was written specifically for him.
It’s possible he could play a historic figure, maybe even a black comedian like Richard Pryor or Paul Mooney, though Brown is likely too old to play either of those characters as young comedians in late 1950s/early 1960s New York. It’s just as likely he’ll play an original, fictional character, maybe even a love interest for Mrs. Maisel.
Beyond that, we don’t know much, but we can take a few guesses. The Amazon series has never shied away from featuring real people, like comedian Lenny Bruce, alongside its fictional cast, and it’s possible Season 3 could take that a step further with one of the most famous comedians of all time: George Carlin.
In a recent post on the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Reddit page, one fan suggested that the iconic comedian could turn up in Season 3. Redditor u/Coneskater notes that Carlin and Bruce were peers (possibly even friends) and that Bruce was an influential figure in Carlin’s career as a comedian.
“In 1960, George Carlin was at about the same point his career as Midge is,” u/Coneskater writes. “Going mainstream, keeping it clean. However, he met Lenny Bruce and that contributed to his awakening in the 1960s where he embraced his true voice.”
The two were even arrested together at a comedy club similar to the fictional Gas Light from Mrs. Maisel. Here’s a clip of Carlin describing the incident, which could easily become an episode of the show’s third season.
Of course, this is just speculation, but as we saw in Season 2 and Midge’s journey into the New York art world, the show isn’t afraid to mix real history with fiction. Season 2 featured actual famous artists like Franz Kline with made-up ones like Declan Howell. So don’t be surprised if Season 3 does the same thing with comedy.
What Will Happen in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3?
We’re just speculating here, but we do have a few guesses at where the series could be headed. Warning: Spoilers for Season 2 ahead.
The biggest thing that happened at the end of Season 2 was Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) accepting an offer to go on a six-month tour as the opening act for a major music star. It’s a life-changing career move that will also totally upend her life, including her presumed engagement to Benjamin (Zachary Levi) — so we can probably assume that entire Season 2 plotline is finished. As for the children she’ll leave behind, they’ve never really been a priority for Midge and that’s unlikely to change in Season 3 as she sets out on tour.
Meanwhile, Joel Maisel (Michael Zegen) ends the season in an even more uncertain position than his wife (still married, but mostly separated). Joel’s father is trying to kick him out of the family business and he’s agonizing over his decision to cheat on Midge a year earlier. As the season ends they reconnect for one night, but if we had to guess we’d say that the show’s four- or five-season arc will eventually bring them back together.
Perhaps most interestingly, Abe Weissman (Tony Shalhoub) has had his career totally upended in what appears to be a mid-life crisis in the making. After losing his position at Bell Labs and threatening to give up his tenured spot at Columbia University, he seeks out a lawyer and prepares to stick it to the man like he did back in his more youthful days. Season 3 could see Abe taking to the streets in protest and hanging out with beatniks as the ‘60s rapidly approaches. We just wonder how his wife Rose (Marin Hinkle) will respond.
Finally, Midge’s manager Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein) may make a huge career move by accepting an offer to manage the comedy superstar Sophie Lennon (Jane Lynch). With Midge on tour it’s a logical next step for Susie’s own career, and if it means we get more of Jane Lynch in Season 3 well then so be it.
Wait, Could Midge and Joel Really Get Back Together?
Maybe, but based on a recent interview with Michael Zegen (Joel Maisel) for Town and Country it probably won’t happen in Season 3.
Responding to a question about their final moment together at the end of Season 2, Zegen commented that the one-night-stand likely won’t turn into anything more serious at the moment.
“In talking it over with Rachel [Brosnahan, who plays Midge Maisel], she was saying that it’s [Midge’s] final moment of comfort before she launches this new career,” he said. “She said she wants to be with someone who loves her for this one night, and she knows that’s him. And he’s not going anywhere.”
He added that at this point in the series, Joel would only be “holding her back” if he got back together with Midge, but he doesn’t rule out the possibility entirely.
“I mean, you know, somewhere down the line, maybe,” she said. “But right now, as it stands at the end of season two, no, I don’t think that they’re good together.”
In the meantime, Zegen is hopeful that his character will make good on plans to open a comedy club of his own, noting that he clearly has a mind for business after rescuing his father’s clothing company,
“Clearly the stage was not for him,” he said, “but perhaps behind-the-scenes stuff will be.”
Has Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 Won Any Awards?
Not yet. Season 1 swept the Emmys last year, so you can expect something similar in 2019. Award season kicks off on Jan. 6, 2019 with the Golden Globes, and Mrs. Maisel is up for several awards. So the answer to this question may change very soon.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming now on Amazon. Season 3 is expected in late 2019.
Congrats on making it to the end of this article! Still looking for more Mrs. Maisel? Why not rewatch the Season 2 trailer?