Amazon Studios is keeping Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino busy for the foreseeable future. The latest duo collaboration between husband and wife, The wonderful Mrs. Maisel, wraps up next month, but their next Amazon Prime Video project is already ready. As part of a package deal with Amazon, the two will go in depth Etoilewhich received a two-season, 16-episode order, by Deadline.
“Well, guess what, your early retirement plan has to wait,” Sherman-Palladino and Paladino said in a joint statement. “Instead, we decided to embark on an international journey with an incredible group of guys and the most talented ballerinas in the world. We will sleep when we die.”
The series will include two The wonderful Mrs. MaiselCast members, Luke Kirby and Gideon Glick, who portray Lenny Bruce and Alfie, respectively, in the hit series. EtoileThe cast will also include Camille Cotten (Gucci house), Simon Callow (Four weddings and a funeral), Lou de Laage (innocent) and David Alvarez (West Side Story).
Etoile It will follow the dancers and staff of two world-famous ballet companies in New York City and Paris, who trade the most talented artists in an effort to save their institutions. Sherman Palladino and Palladino serve as co-creators, writers, directors and executive producers for the upcoming series. Dana Rivera Gilbert and Scott Ellis will also executive produce.
“Amy and Dan are amazing creators of wonderful, enduring characters and unique storylines,” said Jennifer Salke, President of Amazon and MGM Studios. “We are very excited about Etoile, as we have no doubt that Amy, Dan and their team will continue to produce amazing and impactful television.”
The World of Dance According to the Palladians
This is not Sherman-Palladino and Paladino’s first series set in the world of ballet. Sherman-Palladino co-created the 2012 series Bonheads With Lamar Damon. She and Paladino collaborated on the series as writers and directors on multiple episodes. The short-lived series starred Sutton Foster as Michelle Sims, a Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a fan. She moves to his town in search of a quiet life, but things take a drastic turn when he suddenly dies. Now living in a new town, she has to learn to get along with her late husband’s mother, Fanny (Kelly Bishop), who owns a local ballet school. Michelle begins working at Fanny’s School, teaching dance to a group of young girls.
The series has received critical acclaim and a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes but has not been renewed for a second season. Dancing was also part of it Gilmore Girls, one of the couple’s projects. While the series did not revolve around dancers, it did feature Liz Torres as Miss Patty, the town’s beloved dance teacher.
while the audience waits Star , They can still catch Kirby in the fifth and final season of The wonderful Mrs. Maisel. His performance as comedian Lenny Bruce earned him an Emmy Award for the Actor. During its six-year run, the series earned 20 Emmy wins. Sherman-Palladino created the series, and she and Paladino also serve as executive producers, directors, and writers. The final episode airs on Friday, May 26.