In what will come as a surprise to exactly no one, Midge Maisel’s jokes have become even sharper and more hilarious—and her statement coats that much bolder—in the second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The housewife turned comedian will make her triumphant return to your TV screen in just a few short weeks, so to tide fans over Amazon just released an official trailer for the new episodes.
As seen in the clip, the fast-talking Midge (Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan) is still in hot pursuit of becoming the funniest person in New York City. With her faithful and feisty friend-slash-manager (Alex Borstein, also an Emmy winner) by her side, little by little Midge begins to turn comedy clubs in her favor. Her progress is somewhat slowed, however, by the fact that she’s still keeping her funnybone a secret from almost everyone important in her life. “One year ago my old life ended and my new life began,” she narrates in the trailer. “I wanna be successful, but I haven’t told my friends or parents. Except for my ex. He knows.”
While Amazon has been generous about revealing some details about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s second season over the past few months—hey, we’d be generous after winning all of those awards, too—the streaming service also provided an official plot description to accompany the trailer, and it sure seems like tensions between Midge and her parents will be at a high due to her secret. (You know what that means: more screen time for a mustachioed Tony Shalhoub.)
“After Midge’s triumph at the Gaslight, the fallout from her takedown of Sophie Lennon looms large, making her climb up the comedy ladder more challenging than ever,” the description reads. “As the actual grind of being a comic begins to take its toll on Midge, the pressure to come clean to her family weighs on her—especially as her choices have a ripple effect on everyone around her.”