The trickiest thing about making “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
” was not writing stand-up sets for characters like the titular Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan
), her estranged husband Joel (Michael Zegen
) or guest stars like Luke Kirby
as the famed Lenny Bruce
— nor was it casting those parts. Instead, the biggest challenge might just have been finding a way to capture a vibrancy in the pace and tone of the show to match its heroine.
“We didn’t want it to be precious or sepia-tone or have it feel like ‘This is your grandmother’s show,” co-creator Amy Sherman-Palladino