‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 4: Is Luke Kirby Returning as Lenny Bruce?

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 production has officially begun. Cast members Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein (who play Midge and Susie respectively) have been spotted filming after a long hiatus and fans couldn’t be more pleased. But now that Season 4 is officially in the works, fans are clamoring for more details about the show.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel cast members Luke Kirby and Rachel Brosnahan pose at eh Artios Awards
Luke Kirby and Rachel Brosnahan | Dominik Bindl/Getty Images

Of course, fans of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are curious to know what’s next for Midge’s career after the shocking turn of events in the Season 3 finale. But, they’re also curious about her personal life as well. Her love interests, in particular, are always a topic of conversation. While some fans are hoping she’ll get back with her ex-husband Joe Maisel or the charming doctor Benjamin Ettenberg, others are hoping she ends up with fellow comedian, Lenny Bruce.

Lenny Bruce has been making appearances since the first season of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Lenny Bruce has been an important part of Midge’s comedian journey since the very first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Midge considers him to be an idol and the pair consistently run into each other throughout the series. More than that, they’ve developed a kind of friendship and they’ve managed to help each other out over the years. However, Season 3 definitely hinted that there could be more than just friendship between the pair.

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In the Season 3 episode “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”, Lenny and Midge manage to run into each other while Midge is on tour with Shy Baldwin in Miami. They spend a charming evening together and the chemistry between the pair is undeniable. Ultimately, however, Midge turns down Lenny’s romantic advances and keeps their relationship platonic. Brosnahan has weighed in on why she feels her character made that choice. But how does Luke Kirby, who plays Lenny on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, feel about it? In an interview with Gold Derby, Kirby weighed in on Midge’s choice.

Luke Kirby on if Midge was right to turn down Lenny’s advances

“I think I have to plead the fifth on the right or wrong of that,” The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star shared. “My sense of those things is that in situations like that, the odds are always 50/50. So it could go well and it could go poorly. I have my own hunch of how it might go. But you have to honor her choice, certainly. And I haven’t really investigated the nitty-gritty of why she would do that, but they do have such a lovely bond in a way, in a way that’s rare with friendship that kind of dances in the realm of the romantic. So I understand the desire to keep pulling at the magnet as opposed to just throwing it all away in one night, in a not entirely becoming motel room. It might just be about set and setting.”

Will Kirby be coming back for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 4?

But how will Midge’s choice affect her relationship with Lenny going forward? Will the pair continue to bump into one another ever so often? Will a different setting eventually push their relationship into a romantic realm? Given what we know about the real-life Lenny Bruce, it’s possible that Midge may never see him again depending on what direction the show chooses to go in. It seems that even Kirby doesn’t have the answers to those burning questions. When asked if he would be returning for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4, he gave an honest yet frustrating answer. “I don’t know, he confessed. “I just don’t know.”