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Mozart in the Jungle has been cancelled after four seasons.
Amazon’s classical music comedy, which is based on Blair Tindall’s memoirs of being a professional musician, follows the politics, art and relationships of the fictional New York Symphony orchestra, which is shaken up by the arrival of eccentric conductor Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal). He is joined by Lola Kirke as oboist and rising star Hailey and Malcolm McDowell as outgoing maestro Thomas.
Co-created by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Paul Weitz, the show was one of Amazon’s early originals picked up from a well-received pilot, and has since gone on to win multiple Golden Globes. Now, though, THR has confirmed that Mozart in the Jungle is being played off the stage.
The decision marks the first big decision from Jennifer Salke, who was recently appointed the new head of Amazon Studios. It also continues Amazon’s conscious move away from niche, indie-style projects (as well as its public pilot system) to develop big-budget hits that can garner more mainstream success.
The decision arrives a mere number of weeks after its fourth season was released. “Lola Kirke shines in Season 4 of Amazon’s unique comedy, which has never sounded better,“ we wrote in our review, giving it five stars.
“We are so proud of the four seasons we made of this show and are grateful to the cast, crew, fans and Amazon for writing this symphony with us. We hope people will keep finding the show for years to come,” commented executive producers Paul Weitz, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Will Graham in a statement.
It follows a number of recent cancellations by Amazon, including One Mississippi, I Love Dick, Good Girls Revolt, Red Oaks, The Last Tycoon and Jean-Claude Van Johnson. For more of an insight into how Amazon approaches ratings, hits, misses and cancellations, read our feature here.
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