See it: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ films in ‘old’ Coney Island

The Amazing Mrs Maisel being filmed on the Coney Island Boardwalk on May 6, 2021 in Brooklyn, NY. Photo by Erica Price
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” films along the historic Riegelmann Boardwalk on May 6.
Photo by Erica Price

Coney Island was transported back in time this week as stars of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took to the historic Riegelmann Boardwalk to film scenes for the show’s upcoming fourth season.

Set in the late 1950s and 60s, the Amazon smash hit centers around Miriam “Midge” Maisel (played by Rachel Brosnahan) as her seemingly idyllic life is turned upside down to make way for a new love —  stand-up comedy. Her passion — and talent — take her on a journey from her comfortable family life on the Upper West Side through the cafes and nightclubs of Greenwich Village, on a path she hopes will lead her to a life of fame.

Actors Rachel Brosnahan and Michael Zegen prepare for a scene.Photo by Erica Price
Extras dressed for the part.Photo by Erica Price

The series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino of “Gilmore Girls” fame, is largely set in New York City, and has become known for reimagining the Big Apple’s streetscapes to mirror those of its past.

While most of the show’s interiors are filmed in the show’s Brooklyn studio, city staples like Washington Square Park, Old Town Bar and McSorley’s have made many a cameo in the award-winning comedy.

Coney Island was transported back in time.Photo by Erica Price
An extra on set.Photo by Erica Price

The Maisels have also spent some time in Prospect Park, but this week, the show’s stars reveled in the newly-reopened Coney Island amusement district, filming along the boardwalk and in front of local landmarks like the Wonder Wheel.

Stands selling shaved ice and ice cream for five cents, parasol umbrellas and pay phones flooded the nearly-century-old boardwalk as the cast and crew took Coney Island back in time.

A vintage souvenir stand.Photo by Erica Price
An old-timey beach set up.Photo by Erica Price
Step right up!Photo by Erica Price

Stars seen filming alongside Brosnahan Thursday included Caroline Aaron, who plays her on-screen mother-in-law, Shirley Maisel, and Michael Zegen, who plays Midge’s estranged husband, Joel. Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle, who play Midge’s parents on the show, were also spotted filming near Coney’s most exciting attractions. The show’s director and creator, Sherman-Palladino, was also on set.

Director and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino with Tony Shalhoub on set.Photo by Erica Price
Star Rachel Brosnahan slips into a pair of sneakers in between filming.Photo by Erica Price
Actors Rachel Brosnahan and Michael Zegen are all smiles on set.Photo by Erica Price

Filming on the peninsula began Wednesday, and will continue through Friday, according to crew.

Correction (May 7, 12:50 pm): A previous version of this article misidentified the show’s creator and director Amy Sherman-Palladino. We regret the error.