After premiering just around New Year’s, Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle’s second season has built up the sleeper hit steam it needed to be awarded a third season. This will make Mozart the second Amazon show to be put to a third season, just after Transparent, which was renewed last summer even prior to the airing of its second season.
Despite subject matter that scans as a little inside baseball — a portrait of the classical music industry focusing on a NYC professional orchestra — the show’s giddy energy and sharp characters give it a readily accessible charm. The Golden Globes were the first to really give the modest program its due on the awards circuit early last month, when the show won Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and star Gael Garcia Bernal won Best Actor for Musical or Comedy.
No details on a potential premiere date yet, but The Hollywood Reporter reports that the third series is set to begin production later this year.
Co-creator Jason Schwartzman made a statement to HR about the honor.
“We’re grateful to Amazon for endowing our orchestra with another season. We can’t wait to follow our characters through the vast world of music, whether performing on a subway platform or in the grand concert halls of Europe.”
Sorry, haters, and congratulations to Mozart and Amazon, whose original programming has not been disappointing lately. Get ready for more Maestro, Wurren Boy, and Jai-Alai next year.