Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle," Starring Bernadette Peters, Renewed for Second Season

News   Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle," Starring Bernadette Peters, Renewed for Second Season
 
The dramatic comedy "Mozart in the Jungle," which features multiple Tony winner Bernadette Peters, has been renewed for a second season, according to EW.com.

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Amazon released all 10 episodes of the first season Dec. 23, 2014, in the U.S., U.K. and Germany via Prime Instant Video. Neither production nor release dates for the second season has been announced.

The new series stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Hannah Dunne, Lola Kirke and Peter Vack with series guest stars Malcolm McDowell, Peters, Debra Monk, Wallace Shawn, Mackenzie Leigh, Nora Arnezeder, Jerry Adler, John Hodgman and Santino Fontana. Based on the critically acclaimed memoir "Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall," the series, according to press notes, "is seen through the eyes of a young oboist, Hailey (Kirke), who tries to navigate through the egos and eccentricities of a world renowned orchestra, and new conductor Rodrigo (Bernal), an enfant terrible whose passion for music threatens the plans of the orchestra’s old guard. That old guard is represented by Thomas (McDowell), the reluctantly outgoing conductor, and Gloria (Peters), the chairwoman of the board, who wonder what they have wrought by bringing Rodrigo into the fold. The musicians themselves, a colorful family of disparate personalities, are struggling to deal with this new regime. Along with her friends Alex (played by Vack), a dancer on the brink of success, Cynthia (Burrows), a worldly cellist, and Lizzie (played by Dunne), a world class partier, Hailey searches for what it means to dedicate your life to music."

"Mozart in the Jungle" is executive-produced by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Weitz and John Strauss.

"Classical music has always interested me. By being part of this show I’ve been able to immerse myself in this fascinating world. I think the viewer will be equally as surprised and intrigued as I was with what goes on behind the curtain at the symphony," said Coppola in a statement.

The series is co-executive-produced by Alex Timbers and produced by Michael Zakin and Caroline Baron. Weitz and Coppola directed episodes, along with Bart Freundlich, Adam Brooks, Daryl Wein, Tricia Brock and Daisy Mayer. Amazon Prime members can watch "Mozart in the Jungle" via the Amazon Instant Video apps for Amazon Fire TV, Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation and Wii or customers can visit Amazon.com/PIV to watch online.

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