The wonderful Mrs. Maisel co-showrunners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino just want the show’s fifth and final season to “keep landing.”
In a letter to the Emmy-winning series, Sherman-Palladino said goodbye to the show that changed her life ahead of its season five premiere on April 14. deserves.”
“This show has been so much more than a job or even a creative adventure,” she wrote. “It became my world. I woke up in this world and I went to sleep in this world. I looked at everything around me in Technicolor.”
She continued by explaining that walking away from Rachel Brosnahan’s Miriam “Midge” Maisel and Alex Borstein’s Susie Myerson is the hardest thing she’s ever had to do. She then thanked everyone who helped bring her vision to life – despite how impossible it seemed at times.
“The cast, the crew, the crazy pirates running loose in our Brooklyn playground trying to come up with things that were impossible to pull off until they weren’t,” she said. “To be crazy like me and have people you can turn to… and they stand there, they blink twice and then it happens. Because they are the best.”
The Palladinos didn’t always have a five-season plan in mind The wonderful Mrs. MaiselThey said The Hollywood Reporter after the news broke. They explained that when they started the show, they only hoped to get a second year and build it out. The Gilmore Girls executive producers said they always had an ending in mind for the Amazon series, and it just happened to fit into season five.
“All Dan and I wanted to do was make the landing for these actors who have given so much of their creative wealth to this show,” she wrote in the letter. “We wanted them to walk away feeling their journey was worthwhile and deserved. And of course we want them to miss us terribly and hate every other writer and director they’ve ever worked with.
Sherman-Palladino concluded her farewell by thanking the show’s fans. “Thank you for being interested in this journey, in this character,” she wrote. “My life changed when Rachel Brosnahan walked into it. I’ll never be the same.”