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Rachel Brosnahan told ET they were "still working on it" and "still in negotiations" and to ask show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. Sherman-Palladino said Brosnahan isn't the only one who wants Sterling K. Brown on the show, but it's not that simple. They know the Emmy winner is already committed to so many other projects, even beyond This Is Us.
As Amy Sherman-Palladino put it to ET:
Sterling K. Brown happens to be a very busy man. We love him. We are trying to find stuff that works with his schedule. ... We're massive fans, and we just love him to death, so we would be thrilled. Thrilled, thrilled, thrilled.
Excellent. Fingers crossed. It sounds like Mrs. Maisel is an ask-and-you-shall-receive kinda place. Amy Sherman-Palladino is known for creating Gilmore GIrls, and apparently Lauren Graham requested a role -- a specific role -- in Season 3. So now they are trying to make that happen too.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 1 dropped its first episode on Amazon in March 2017, with the full first season following in November of that year. Season 2 dropped all of its 10 episodes on December 5, 2018.
The series has been a huge awards darling, winning three Golden Globe Awards so far, plus five Emmys -- including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Rachel Brosnahan, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Alex Borstein, and Outstanding Comedy Series. It'll probably pick up more Emmys for Season 2 later this year.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been renewed for Season 3, but Amazon has yet to give it a premiere date. It'll probably drop toward the end of this year, in keeping with the previous two seasons.
Amy Sherman-Palladino did recently reveal, via Variety, that Season 3 will be a bigger show than the previous two seasons, to show the expansion of Midge's career as a comic:
Her journey this year that we’ve set out for her is it’s the first time she’s setting out as a road comic, it’s the first time she’s getting paid for this, it’s the first time she’s going to have consistency, and she’s dealing with audiences that aren’t her people.That is going to bring its own story twist to it, we’re definitely going to some different places in Season 3.
The first two seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are currently available for streaming on Amazon Video. Meanwhile, Sterling K. Brown's This Is Us is continuing Season 3 Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, as one of the many shows still airing during midseason 2019.