14.04.2023 / 22:39
Why 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Introduced Flash-Forwards in Final Season: A Rundown of All the Future Scenes
flipped the script for its fifth and final season, introducing flash-forwards as it wraps up its five-season run. The decision to sprinkle breadcrumbs offering glimpses of the future throughout the season, revealing what happened to Midge and her family — including her kids, Ethan and Esther, all grown up — beyond the 1960s was a story element producers had in their back pocket for years.«We had the idea to do it early on,» executive producer Dan Palladino told ET's Deidre Behar, sharing that they even «experimented» with introducing the device earlier in the series but ultimately decided «it was too soon.»«We were trying it in season 2 and we felt like if we're going to do this, which is kind of ambitious because it takes makeup, we have to be organized on where these people are in time,» he noted. «We decided the last season was going to be the perfect place to do it.»Once the creative decision was made, the writers «dove right into it,» Palladino shared, adding that «it was fun because we got to do time-travel, but we're not science fiction.» «We got to see the touchstones in their lives all throughout their lives. We loved it.