Season 1 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiered on 29 November 2017. However, the pilot episode was released on 17 March 2017. It was picked up for a two-season order.


Miriam "Midge" Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) is a Jewish housewife living in New York City in 1958. Her husband, Joel, is a successful businessman who moonlights as a struggling comedian. Midge supports Joel, providing feedback about his sets, but becomes disillusioned when she discovers that Joel has plagiarized one of his best routines from Bob Newhart.

One night, after a particularly rough performance, Joel confesses to Midge that he has been having an affair and leaves her. Midge goes to her family for support but primarily receives criticism for choosing to marry Joel.

After getting drunk, Midge returns to the comedy club where Joel performs and impulsively goes on stage, delivering an impromptu set about her predicament which the audience finds hilarious.

After baring her breasts in an attempt to demonstrate how attractive she is, Midge is arrested and taken to jail on a morals charge. The next morning, she meets Lenny Bruce, who is also being bailed out of jail.

Bruce warns Midge that the comedy business is terrible, but Midge takes his warning as encouragement and teams with Susie (Alex Borstein), a comedy club employee, to hone her act.


 Main Cast

Actor Character
Rachel Brosnahan Midge Maisel
Alex Borstein Susie Meyerson
Michael Zegen Joel Maisel
Marin Hinkle Rose Weissman
Tony Shalhoub Abe Weissman


Actor Character
Kevin Pollak Moishe Maisel
Nunzio Pascale/Matteo Pascale Ethan Maisel
Matilda Szydagis Zelda
Caroline Aaron Shirley Maisel
Joel Johnstone Archie Cleary
Bailey De Young Imogene Cleary
Brian Tarantina Jackie
Cynthia Darlow Mrs. Moskowitz
Luke Kirby Lenny Bruce
Holly Curran Penny Pann
Erin Drake Mary
Lilli Stein Vivian
Wakeema Hollis Harriet
Joanna Glushak Mrs. O'Toole
Mary Testa Drina Romanoff

Guest Starring

Actor Character
Will Brill Noah Weissman
Justine Lupe Astrid Weissman
Jane Lynch Sophie Lennon


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.