“Mozart in the Jungle” TV series about life in an orchestra discontinued after four seasons

Posted on: April 10, 2018

“Mozart in the Jungle is being played off. Amazon has canceled the drama after four seasons,” writes Bryn Elise Sandberg in Friday’s (4/6) Hollywood Reporter. “The cancellation marks the first major programming decision by new [Amazon] chief Jennifer Salke…. The move is also in line with the NBC veteran’s directive to shift away from niche indie projects and deliver broader, big-budget swings … to land the next Game of Thrones. ‘We are so proud of the four seasons we made of this show…. We hope people will keep finding the show for years to come,’ executive producers Paul Weitz, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Will Graham said Friday…. Based on Blair Tindall’s memoir of the same name, Mozart in the Jungle follows the dedicated members of the [fictional] New York Symphony and the mind games and politicking they engage in to survive. The show stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Lola Kirke, Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters … The drama nabbed two Golden Globe awards out of the gate in 2016…. As for viewership, Amazon (like streaming competitors Netflix and Hulu) does not release ratings. Mozart in the Jungle’s axing [comes as Amazon moves] to better compete with competitors like Netflix, Apple and HBO.”

Posted April 10, 2018