Amazon releases trailer for Mozart in the Jungle Season 2
James R | On 01, Dec 2015
Amazon has released the trailer for Mozart in the Jungle Season 2.
The Amazon original show stars Gael Garcia Bernal as eccentric conductor Rodrigo, who finds himself in charge of the New York Symphony Orchestra – much to pleasure of young oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke) and the dismay of former maestro Thomas (Malcolm McDowell).
The comedy-drama, based on the critically acclaimed memoir by Blair Tindall, welcomes back both leads, alongside returning stars Saffron Burrows as worldly cellist Cynthia and Bernadette Peters (Smash) as board chairwoman Gloria, plus violinist/conductor Joshua Bell. But the show, produced by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Paul Weitz, isn’t resting on its musical laurels there: new guest stars this season include Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding) and Esai Morales (The Brink), not to mention Music and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, legendary pianist Lang Lang, Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax, New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert and opera composer Anton Coppola.
In the second season, despite months of practice, the orchestra’s growth has stalled since Rodrigo’s triumphant debut as Maestro. An upcoming Latin America tour, a potential labor strike, and illicit romances hang over the symphony, especially for Rodrigo, whose Mexico City performance will be a highly anticipated homecoming… if it is still his home. Hailey struggles to find her footing, both romantically and professionally, when an opportunity arises in the oboe section. She must navigate the increasingly blurred lines of her relationship with Rodrigo while forging a path as both an independent woman and a musician. Meanwhile, with the orchestra’s current contract set to expire, Gloria and Cynthia find themselves pitted against one another.
Season 2’s scope expands in front of the camera, with exotic locales (from LA’s Hollywood Bowl to Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes), and behind the camera, with Jason Schwartzman making his directorial debut.
All 10 episodes of the second season will premiere exclusively on Friday 30th December 2015 on Amazon Prime Video. Here’s the trailer – or to catch up with the first season, hit the button below.