The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will debut its second season on Amazon Prime sooner than you can say, “What’s the deal with airplane food?” The new season of the 8-time Emmy Award-winning show will be available to stream on Amazon’s Prime service on December 5. Amazon announced the date with a banner on their site.
The show follows fictional stand-up comedian, Midge Maisel (played by Rachel Brosnahan), as she tries to break into the comedy scene in New York City in the late 1950s after her recent divorce. The show mixes the fictional with reality as Maisel meets real comedians like Lenny Bruce and visits actual comedy venues like the Gaslight Cafe.
The streaming giant released a trailer for the season back in August but had not confirmed the release date. A new, longer trailer was released Wednesday alongside a launch date.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 trailer shows her trying to rise her way to the top. The peak shows that the series will feature a further exploration of the themes of sexism, the price of seeking fame, and what life in the late ’50s was really like.
Amazon’s Emmy darling offers the line, “Men in general run around telling everyone only men are funny. Comedy is fueled by disappointment and humiliation. Now, who the hell does that describe more than women?” A line like that packs a punch even today.