Amazon Greenlights Second Season of the Hit Dramatic Comedy "Mozart in the Jungle"
New season will be Executive Produced by Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited), and Paul Weitz (About a Boy)
Returning cast includes Gael Garcia Bernal (Rosewater), Saffron Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Lola Kirke (Gone Girl), and Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist)
SEATTLE -- Feb. 18, 2015 -- (NASDAQ: AMZN) -- Hear the hair! Conductor Rodrigo DeSousa, will take the stage once again in the hit Amazon Original Series Mozart in the Jungle. Amazon today announced it has greenlit a second season that will premiere early next year exclusively on Prime Instant Video. Based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall, Mozart in the Jungle draws back the curtain at the New York Symphony, where artistic dedication and creativity collide with mind games, politicking and survival instincts.
Returning to the series are stars Gael Garcia Bernal (Rosewater), Saffron Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Lola Kirke (Gone Girl), and Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist). The second season of Mozart in the Jungle will be Executive Produced by Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited), and Paul Weitz (About a Boy). Additional details will be announced in the coming months.
"The first season of Mozart in the Jungle was a big hit with our customers and I'm thrilled that we're able to produce a second season," said 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 treat when the second season premieres early next year."
"Jason, Paul and I are delighted to work on a second season of Mozart in the Jungle," said 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 support us to portray the world of our symphony in what we hope will be an interesting, fun and imaginative season of television. We can't wait for the curtain to rise on season two."
Here's what customers said about the first season of Mozart in the Jungle:
· "I'm in love with this series! The cast is so perfect! The maestro is so perfectly cast. I love the way he says Haley. What a handsome man. Se�or Dreamy."
· "This is the exact type of show for this format...to prove to TV networks what they're doing wrong and why the freedom of outlets like Amazon can produce such a fresher and more interesting product."
· "Incredible show! Watched the entire first season in one night, loved it."
· "What an Amazing concept, very well executed, top notch casting, and beautiful music."
Prime members can watch the first season of Mozart in the Jungle as often as they would like from the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/mozartinthejungle, at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.
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The second season of Mozart in the Jungle joins other Amazon Original Series that include Bosch, based on Michael Connelly's best-selling books, Jill Soloway's multi-Golden Globe Award-winning dark comedy Transparent, along with the second season of the Garry Trudeau political comedy Alpha House. The studio has also launched its first live-action series for kids 6-11, Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street and three additional children's series, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival Award-winning and Annie Award-winning Tumble Leaf from Bix Pix Entertainment; Creative Galaxy from Angela C. Santomero and Out of the Blue Enterprises, the creators of Blue's Clues; and Annedroids, from Emmy nominated Sinking Ship Entertainment.
Amazon Studios has also announced three additional, original series to debut in 2015, including Hand of God from Marc Forster and Ben Watkins; Red Oaks from Steven Soderbergh, David Gordon Green, Greg Jacobs and Joe Gangemi; and kids series Wishenpoof! from Angela C. Santomero and Out of the Blue Enterprises; as well as a second season of Transparent.
In 2015 Amazon Studios will begin to produce and acquire original movies for theatrical release, followed by early window distribution on Prime Instant Video.
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