Amazon renews Mozart in the Jungle for second season
James R | On 18, Feb 2015
Amazon has renewed Mozart in the Jungle for a second season.
The show, which stars Gael Garcia Bernal as extravagant conductor Rodrigo DeSousa, will perform an encore in 2016, as the VOD service greenlights another run.
The series is based on the Blair Tindall’s memoir, Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music, and follows the sexy underbelly of New York’s classical music scene, where art and creativity collide with commerce, politics and vendettas.
Occasionally laugh-out-loud funny and frequently filled with excellent performances from a cast that includes Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke (Gone Girl) and Malcolm McDowell, Mozart in the Jungle is an oddly compelling comedy drama. While traditional TV channels might not give it a chance to reprise its blend of silliness and serious classical music, though, Amazon has given the go-ahead for more, after the series proved a “big hit” with customers.
The second season will be Executive Produced by Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited), and Paul Weitz (About a Boy).
“I’m thrilled that we’re able to produce a second season,” says Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios. “Roman, Jason, and Paul brought viewers into this rarely-seen world of the symphony. I know fans of the series will be in for a treat.”
“Jason, Paul and I are delighted to work on a second season of Mozart in the Jungle,” comments Roman Coppola. “There are so many interesting stories we want to tell and we’re looking forward to shooting another season with our wonderful cast and team of collaborators. We’re grateful to all the folks at Amazon who believe in this project and supporting us to portray the world of our symphony in what we hope will be an interesting, fun and imaginative season of television.
The show will return “early next year”. Until then, you can watch the first season exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video, as part of a £5.99 monthly subscription – and you read our review of Season 1 here.