It would seem that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will soon take her final bow. Amazon revealed today that the Emmy Award-winning series has been renewed for a fifth season, but it will be the last for showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino and her talented cast. Luckily for fans, they won’t have to wait long for the final season to air, as it was also announced that filming for the surprise fifth series is already underway in New York City. The news comes ahead of the fourth season’s premiere, which is set to debut on Prime on February 18th with two new episodes.
Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke had the following to say about the show’s ending:
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. This series has meant so much to Prime Video and the effects of its success will be felt long after its final season. 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.
Maisel’s end shouldn’t be too much of a shock for viewers. Sherman-Palladino spoke about the future of her show during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic and hinted that the break-in production had led her and her team to rethink how long the series should truly last. While it may be sad news for longtime fans, it could be good fortune for the show to end on its own accord. Perhaps this means the writers will be able to conduct a proper ending, without ever jumping the shark.