Amazon and its internet brethren continue to gobble up great swaths of popular culture: Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino are making themselves at home at the former, signing a deal to make new shows there for the next few years.
That’s according to Variety. The Gilmore Girls creator and her husband are currently working there on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, about a midcentury housewife who embarks on a career as a stand-up comedian. After receiving a bunch of positive feedback on the pilot, Amazon ordered two seasons, the first time the company has done a multi-season pickup.
The deal means that whatever TV shows the pair want to do next, Amazon gets. “We’re excited about the next two seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with them and, with this deal, we can’t wait to do a lot more together,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios, in an announcement.
“The team at Amazon has allowed us to have Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy as our presidents for the next few years and for that we are eternally grateful,” said the pair, in reference to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. “Amazon is the future of television and we are thrilled to tag along for the ride.”
What’s interesting to note is that their last project before The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was, of course, the big Gilmore Girls revival at Netflix. One swoons to contemplate the amount of money that probably changed hands, here.