After venturing into streaming TV with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix last fall, the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is trying her hand with Amazon this spring. The site announced today that Palladino’s pilot, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, will be among the batch of programs up in pilot season starting on March 17. The one-hour pilot stars Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards, Manhattan) as the titular Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1950s housewife who starts a career in stand-up comedy. Monk’s Tony Shalhoub will play her father; Michael Zegen (Boardwalk Empire) will play her husband. Alex Borstein (the original Sookie!) is also in the cast.
Amazon’s other pilots include the dark superhero comedy The Legend of Master Legend; a comedy about a 1980s marijuana growers called Budding Prospects; an animated comedy called The New V.I.P.s; and Oasis, which stars Richard Madden, a.k.a. Robb Stark, as a sexy chaplain in space!