It's an exciting time for TV writer/director Amy Sherman-Palladino. She made serious waves in 2016 by bringing the entirety of Stars Hollow back for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life with Netflix. She's since inked an impressive deal to develop new shows over at Amazon, and her first venture has been a pretty massive success. The Marvelous Ms. Maisel is already winning awards, as Sherman-Palladino infuses her signature wit and dialogue into the world of standup comedy in the late 1950's. Amazon looks like it has a bonafide hit on its hands with Ms. Maisel, and apparently Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham wants in on the action. Amy Sherman-Palladino recently opened up about Graham's desire to appear in the Amazon series, saying:
It looks like both Amy Sherman-Palladino and Lauren Graham are dying to get the Gilmore Girls star in on the new project. After all, who doesn't want to see Lorelai Gilmore in some fancy period piece costumes?
Overall, Amy Sherman-Palladino's comments at PGA Awards (via THR) are sure to delight the generations of hardcore Gilmore Girls fans. Despite its cancellation back in 2007, the series has remained a pop culture mainstay due to its airing on syndication and Netflix. Lauren Graham is the undisputed star of the series, and she and Sherman-Palladino seem to have a great working relationship. So much so that Graham reportedly has a say in her possible Marvelous Ms. Maisel role.
The Marvelous Ms. Maisel in many ways broke form for Amy Sherman-Palladino, who usually likes to pull from the same ensemble of actors. But rather than being another project starring the likes of Sutton Foster or Kelly Bishop, Ms. Maisel has mostly newcomers to the Sherman-Palladino brand. Of course, there are a few exceptions. Alex Borstein was originally cast as Sookie in Gilmore Girls, but had to give it up due to scheduling conflicts. Instead, she played two other roles throughout the show's original run. Additionally, Midge's best friend Imogen (Bailey De Young) starred in the short lived series Bunheads.
It should be interesting to see what type of role Lauren Graham eventually has in The Marvelous Ms. Maisel. Given her natural charm and comedic abilities, it would certainly be exciting for her to possibly be another female comic. While Jane Lynch's Sophie Lennon showed all the downsides of attempting to be a comedienne in the 1950s, maybe Lauren Graham can play someone a bit more nurturing and positive. We'll just have to wait and see.
You can currently catch the full first season of The Marvelous Ms. Maisel on Amazon, and Gilmore Girls and its revival on Netflix. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch, and our cancellation list to see if your favorite show got the chop last year.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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