The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: These stars just landed big pay raises

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars Rachel Brosnahan and Tony Shalhoub will take home a major pay increase for the Amazon show’s upcoming third season, according to a report from Deadline.

Brosnahan and Shalhoub signed new deals, with fellow co-star Alex Borstein in final salary negotiations. The raises are not without merit. After two successful seasons—garnering eight Emmys and a Golden Globe to name a few of its accolades—it makes sense for the cast to seek better pay.

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars enjoy significant pay raises

Rachel Brosnahan holding her SAG Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselBrosnahan will reportedly make more than triple her previous salary, around $300,000 per episode for the upcoming season. Brosnahan’s star is certainly on the rise with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Though she appeared in Netflix’s House of Cards, as well as films like The Beautiful Creatures and Finest Hours, the actress often reminds people she had to audition for the role of Midge Maisel.

Shalhoub, on the other hand, was already an Emmy Award-winning Hollywood veteran. Because of his past success, he started higher up on the pay ladder compared to Brosnahan. However, he still expects to get a significant pay raise, north of $250,000 per episode according to reports.

Borstein too, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Mrs. Maisel’s manager, Susie Myerson, is apparently finalizing her deal. The MADtv alum expects to end up with a similar payout.

Amazon ensures the future of ‘Marvelous’ comedy series

The 1950s comedy recently took home three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In fact, it was at the SAG Awards last month that Shalhoub jokingly referenced the negotiations in his acceptance speech. “I want to thank everyone in Amazon, Jen Salke, and especially James Sterling in legal affairs—and not just because I’m in the middle of a renegotiation,” he said on stage while accepting his third SAG Award (he previously won twice for Monk).

Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been a knock-out since its launch. Originally, Amazon picked it up with a two-season order, though it was renewed for a third in May of last year. The third season is expected to hold at least ten episodes with Amazon originally having ordered 18 episodes be spread over two. Hopefully, the contract renegotiations will bode well for Amazon Studios’s ongoing labor dispute with IATSE Local 52.

Fans can now enjoy Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon.

Kaitlin Tunstall

Kaitlin Tunstall ’19, of New York, attends the Borough of Manhattan Community College and expects to graduate in the spring of 2019. Kaitlin is an English major with a focus in Journalism and Creative Writing. Having worked as both a freelance writer and college assistant, Kaitlin hopes to broaden her skills into academia and editorial work. After graduation, Kaitlin plans to travel Asia before continuing her studies at a CUNY four-year university.

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