Gilmore Girls reunion confirmed for Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 4

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Kelly Bishop has joined the cast of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel ahead of season four.

Earlier this month, the Amazon show announced that This Is Us actor Milo Ventimiglia is set to appear too, which makes the upcoming instalment something of a reunion between the pair and Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.

It was confirmed that Bishop – who played Emily Gilmore in the popular series – had signed on to the comedy drama via its official Instagram, as it shared a video of her in full costume alongside the caption: "If looks could kill. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Kelly Bishop to Season 4 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!"

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Her involvement marks Bishop's third collaboration with Sherman-Palladino, having previously worked together on Bunheads as well as Gilmore Girls.

Her character remains under wraps for now, but if her expensive-looking outfit and disapproving smirk are anything to go by in the video, she promises to be well-to-do and hard to impress.

Talking about Ventimiglia's role in season four, executive producer Daniel Palladino recently said: "It's actually a very different thing we're doing with him. We needed someone of his calibre and his handsomeness, so we asked Milo to do it. But you have to see it in the context."

Photo credit: Nicole Rivelli - Amazon Prime
Photo credit: Nicole Rivelli - Amazon Prime

Set across the 1950s and 1960s, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel follows Midge (Rachel Brosnahan), a wealthy young woman who teams up with straight-talking manager Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein), and embraces her previously untapped talent for stand-up comedy after her husband leaves her for his secretary.

Her success sees her venture far from her cosy life in New York's Upper West Side, as she starts performing in Manhattan nightclubs and television studios.

Season three saw Midge land a prestigious gig opening for singer Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain), before getting bumped from the line-up when her jokes about the closeted musician threatened to out him.

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