6:11am PT by Hilary Lewis
Amazon's 'Mozart in the Jungle' Renewed for Third Season
Amazon has renewed its multi-Golden Globe-winning original series Mozart in the Jungle for a third season, it was announced Tuesday.
The news comes a little less than a month after the series about classical musicians won two Golden Globes, for best musical or comedy series and best actor in a musical or comedy series (Gael Garcia Bernal).
The series — executive produced by Roman 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.
The third season of the show — which also stars Lola Kirke, Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, Hannah Dunne and Schwartzman — will see Bernal's spirited conductor, Rodrigo, and many musicians take their talents to Europe. Production on the third season will begin later this year.
"Mozart in the Jungle bursts with creativity and passion, and offers audiences something truly unique," Amazon Studios' head of half-hour series Joe Lewis said in a statement. "Amazon is proud to have two of the most risky and enthralling comedy series on television today."
Schwartzman added: "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."
With the renewal, Mozart joins Amazon original series Transparent and Tumble Leaf as shows that have been given a third season on the streaming service.