6:36am PT by Hilary Lewis
Amazon Renews 'Mozart in the Jungle' for Fourth Season, 'Red Oaks' for Third and Final Season
Amazon has renewed two of its original series: Mozart in the Jungle and Red Oaks. However, Red Oaks' newly announced third season will be its last, Amazon said.
Mozart in the Jungle, meanwhile, was renewed for a fourth season. Both seasons will premiere later this year on Amazon's Prime Video subscription streaming service.
"Amazon Studios has been built by the risky, creative genius of shows like Mozart in the Jungle and Red Oaks," Amazon Studios head of comedy and drama Joe Lewis said. "We are excited to see how the amazing creators, casts and crews top themselves next season."
Mozart in the Jungle executive producer Roman Coppola added, "We're all delighted to be back for a fourth season and to share the further tales of our orchestra and all the artists who comprise it. For the fans who have been so enthusiastic about our show, we're so happy to have an audience that wants to see stories about the arts, music, and all these characters we've invented."
As for Red Oaks, creators Joe Gangemi and Greg Jacobs indicated they were happy they were able to wrap up their characters' storylines.
"We've always hoped to send these characters off to their futures with a third and final season, so we're thrilled that Amazon has given us the opportunity to do so," Gangemi and Jacobs said.
Mozart in the Jungle won the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy series in 2016, with star Gael Garcia Bernal also taking home an award for his performance, and both the series and Bernal were nominated for Golden Globes in 2017.
The series — executive produced by Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Paul Weitz — is based on Blair Tindall's memoir of the same name about the creative, dedicated members of the New York Symphony and the mind games and politicking they engage in to survive.
Mozart also stars Lola Kirke, Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, Hannah Dunne, Schwartzman and Saffron Burrows. Production on the fourth season will begin later this year. With its renewal, Mozart joins Transparent as series that have been given a fourth season on Amazon's streaming service.
Red Oaks' third and final season marks the latest cancelation for a streaming series with a high-profile pedigree. The series is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green, as well as Jacobs, who long served as Soderbergh's first assistant director. The coming-of-age comedy, set at a fictional New Jersey country club in the 1980s, included Paul Reiser, Jennifer Grey and Richard Kind among its castmembers.