Go behind the scenes of Mozart in the Jungle with new clip
James R | On 17, Nov 2016
Mozart in the Jungle returns next month for a thrd season – and Amazon is giving us a glimpse behind the scenes of its Golden Globe winner with a new clip.
The third season of the classical music comedy opens in the midst of a grand Italian adventure, as Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) takes on a brand new artistic challenge: conducting the great opera diva Alessandra in her long-awaited return concert in Venice, Italy. He’s swept up in the city, communing with its rich musical history as Alessandra pulls him into a passionate collaboration that quickly becomes operatic in its own right.
Hailey (Lola Kirke) travels across Europe with the Andrew Walsh Ensemble, finding it’s not everything that she’d hoped, but discovering a passion for conducting along the way. Since Season 2, the symphony has been torn apart. Many of the players can’t be in the same room as each other and tense negotiations have become personal for Cynthia and Gloria. The musicians are challenged to become individuals again, confronting life without their orchestra family at the centre.
Here’s a taster of what’s in store:
Mozart in the Jungle Season 3 strikes up a new trailer
8th November 2016
Mozart in the Jungle strikes up once more this December for a third season – and now we have our first look, and listen, at what the show has in store.
Amazon’s classical music comedy, which follows the on-stage and off-stage drama in a fictional New York orchestra, became a surprise award winner at the start of the year, when it picked up two Golden Globes. Here at VODzilla.co, we’ve always been fans.
“Shaking off Difficult Second Album Syndrome, Amazon’s unique musical comedy breezes past in a confident flurry of light entertainment,” we wrote in our review of Season 2.
Created by Paul Weitz (About a Boy), Roman Coppola (The Darjeeling Limited), and Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), the show stars Gael Garcia Berna as brash new maestro Rodrigo, who stirs things up at the orchestra, much to the delight of ambitious young oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke).
Season 3 of the series is about reinvention, as the orchestral family must find themselves as individuals before they can reunite renewed and stronger. With the symphony under lockout, Rodrigo heads to Venice to find inspiration working with an operatic diva. Meanwhile Hailey unsuccessfully tours Europe and begins to question her career.
All episodes will be released on Friday 9th December. Here’s a trailer:
Mozart in the Jungle Season 3 strikes up December release date
8th August 2016
Mozart in the Jungle will return for a third season on Friday 9th December, Amazon has announced.
Based on Blaire Tindall’s memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music, Amazon’s original comedy takes us behind the scenes of the fictional New York Symphony Orchestra – a world of creativity and chaos that charmed its way to two Golden Globes at the start of the year for the series’ superb second season.
Season 3 will continue the story of the musicians performing under Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal), although speaking at Amazon’s Television Critics Association press panel, co-creator and exec producer Paul Weirz said that Season 2’s storyline about the economics of classic music in the modern world will be less of a focus. Instead, Season 3 will be about art, passion and love, notes Deadline, with many of the ensemble embarking on a trip to Europe.
Indeed, the show filmed in Venice earlier this year.
“It was super nice to be in Venice,” Bernal told the press. “It’s so wet… we were all really wet all the time. That added to the magical moisture of music.”
Bernadette Peters, who plays Gloria, said that the magic has spread to a surprisingly wide audience, noting that whenever she performs on other projects, she makes a point of mentioning the show and its Globes win and “almost the whole audience applauds”.
“We all love the show so much,” she added. “It’s hard to find really great writing anywhere, on film, stage or television. I just think it’s very creative and very original and that’s what is great about it.”
You can read our review of Season 2 here.
Monica Bellucci joins Mozart in the Jungle Season 3
4th June 2016
Monica Bellucci has joined the cast for Season 3 of Mozart in the Jungle.
The Amazon series, which is based on Blaire Tindall’s memoir of the same name, stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Lola Kirke as eccentric conductor Rodrigo and would-be lead oboist Hayley. After winning twice at the Golden Globes this year, Amazon renewed the series for a third run, with Bernal and Kirke returning, alongside Saffron Barrows, Malcolm McDowell, Hannah Dunne, Bernadette Petes and Jason Schwartzman.
Now, Bellucci has signed up to play the guest role of Alessandra, a famous opera star, who will be Rodrigo’s next major collaborator.
“Alessandra is as famous for her passionate performances as she is for her erratic life off the stage,” reads an official statement to the press from Amazon. “After years away from the spotlight, she enlists Rodrigo to conduct her grand return performance.”
Production begins on Season 3 later this month. Never seen Mozart in the Jungle? Read our reviews of Season 1 and 2 here. Both are available on Amazon Prime Video, as part of a £5.99 monthly subscription.
Amazon renews Mozart in the Jungle for Season 3
9th February 2016
Following its double win at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in January, Amazon has announced that Mozart in the Jungle will return for a third season.
The show, which stars Gael García Bernal as Rodrigo, the sexy conductor of fictional New York orchestra who shakes up the status quo, is arguably Amazon’s most niche original titles, but the programme became a surprise hit this year, with the show bagging the Golden Globe for both Best Actor (for Bernal) and Best Comedy Series.
The show co-stars Mistress America‘s Lola Kirke as would-be professional oboist Hayley. It’s They are joined by an ensemble that includes Saffron Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist), Bernadette Peters (Smash), Hannah Dunne (Frances Ha) and Jason Schwartzman. Scwartzman exec produces the series, alongside Roman Coppola and Paul Weitz (About a Boy).
Season 3 of Mozart in the Jungle will see Rodrigo and the musicians take their talents to Europe.
The wins for Mozart in the Jungle brings Amazon’s total number of Golden Globe awards to four, following last year’s double win for Transparent in the same categories. It also makes Prime Video the first content provider in a decade to win Best Musical or Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series in back-to-back years for different shows.
“Mozart in the Jungle bursts with creativity and passion, and offers audiences something truly unique,” says 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 adds: “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.”
You can catch up with seasons one and two on Amazon Prime Video, as part of a £5.99 monthly subscription – or read our reviews of the show here.