Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Amazon Renews 'Mozart in the Jungle' for Season 3

Amazon has renewed its original comedy series Mozart in the Jungle for a third season, it was announced today. The renewal comes after the series walked away with two Golden Globe wins - for Best Musical or Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Gael Garcia Bernal).

The third season of Mozart in the Jungle will begin production later this year and will continue the story of the talented musicians who perform and live with passion under the baton of its spirited conductor, best known simply as Rodrigo (Bernal). Season 3 will see Rodrigo and many musicians take their talents to Europe.

In addition to Bernal, the comedy also stars Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Hannah Dunne, Peter Vack, Jason Schwartzman, Malcolm McDowell and Bernadette Peters.

Based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall, the series was developed by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers. They executive produce with Paul Weitz. Amazon Studios produces.

"Mozart in the Jungle bursts with creativity and passion, and offers audiences something truly unique," said Joe Lewis, Head of Half Hour Series, Amazon Studios. "Amazon is proud to have two of the most risky and enthralling comedy series on television today."

Schwartzman, on behalf of his fellow executive producers Coppola and Weitz, added, "We're grateful to Amazon for endowing our orchestra with another season. We can't wait to follow our characters through the vast world of music whether performing on a subway platform or in the grand concert halls of Europe."