The new Amazon chief Jennifer Salke makes her first big move by cancelling Mozart in the Jungle. The show had won the 2016 Golden Globe for Best TV Series Musical or Comedy. It was also nominated for the award last year (2017). The series had also won two Emmys for Sound Mixing in 2016 and 2017. The series has been cancelled after its fourth season.
Executive producers Paul Weitz, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Will Graham in a joint statement, “We are so proud of the four seasons we made of this show and are grateful to the cast, crew, fans and Amazon for writing this symphony with us. We hope people will keep finding the show for years to come.”
Mozart in the Jungle starred: Gael García Bernal, Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Malcolm McDowell, Hannah Dunne, and Bernadette Peters. Star Bernal’s was also the winner of a 2016 Golden Globe for his performance. The show itself was about the New York Symphony. It was where artistic commitment and imagination combined with mind games, politicking, and survival instincts.
The series was based on a book called, Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall. According to Deadline the logline for the show was: “Mozart in the Jungle is all about sex, drugs — and classical music — and shows that what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens on stage.”