Amazon Studios’ new comedy show, Mozart in the Jungle, has just received an official premiere date – December 23.
Amazon will release all 10 episodes of the first season at once on Amazon Prime. Mozart in the Jungle was first greenlit alongside Amazon’s Transparent – which has received rave reviews since its premiere in September.
Mozart in the Jungle stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Hannah Dunne, Lola Kirke, and Peter Vack. It’s executive producers are Roman Coppola. Jason Schwartzman, Paul Weitz, and John Strauss. The show also boasts a bunch of guest stars including Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, Debra Monk, Wallace Shawn, and John Hodgman.
Here’s Amazon’s official description:
Based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall, Mozart in the Jungle 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.
“Our customers will be immersed in a provocative and compelling world,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios. “Jason, Roman, Paul and John have brilliantly tapped into this microcosm brought to life by an unparalleled ensemble cast.”
Last week, Amazon announced the first set of pilots for 2015 – for hour-long shows, two half-hour shows, and a docu-series.
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