Amazon’s Prime Video is the first content provider in a decade to win
Best Musical or Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy
Series in back-to-back years for different shows
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2016--
(NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon today announced the multi-Golden Globe
award-winning series, Mozart in the Jungle, has been renewed for
a third season. Starring Gael
García Bernal (Salt and Fire), who was awarded the Golden
Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series, and Lola
Kirke (Gone Girl), Mozart in the Jungle will begin
production later this year and will continue the story of the talented
musicians who perform and live with passion under the baton of its
spirited conductor, best known simply as Rodrigo. Executive Produced by Roman
Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Jason
Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited) and Paul
Weitz (About a Boy), season three will see Rodrigo and many
musicians take their talents to Europe.
The win for Mozart in the Jungle brings Amazon’s total number of
Golden Globe awards to four, following last year’s double win for Transparent in
the same categories. It also makes Prime Video the first content
provider in a decade to win Best Musical or Comedy Series and Best Actor
in a Musical or Comedy Series in back-to-back years for different shows.
“Mozart in the Jungle bursts with creativity and passion, and
offers audiences something truly unique,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Half
Hour Series, Amazon Studios. “Amazon is proud to have two of the most
risky and enthralling comedy series on television today.”
Based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex,
Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall, the series
draws back the curtain at the New York Symphony, where artistic
dedication and creativity collide with mind games, politicking and
survival instincts. Along with Bernal and Kirke, Mozart in the Jungle
also stars Saffron
Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Malcolm
McDowell (The Mentalist), Bernadette
Peters (Smash), Hannah
Dunne (Frances Ha) and Schwartzman.
Schwartzman, on behalf of his fellow executive producers Coppola and
Weitz, said, “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.”
Seasons 1 and 2 of Mozart in the Jungle are available for Prime
members at no additional cost to their membership, through the Amazon
Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV and mobile
devices, or online at Amazon.com/mozartinthejungle. For
a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.
In addition to SD and HD, Mozart in the Jungle is also available in 4K
Ultra HD on Amazon Fire TV and compatible Samsung, LG and Sony smart TVs
and in High Dynamic Range (HDR) on compatible Samsung and LG smart TVs.
Prime members can also download the series for offline viewing on iOS,
Android, and Fire devices at no additional cost.
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Prime Video, included in Amazon Prime, enables Prime members to enjoy
binge-worthy TV shows including Amazon Original Series airing now such
as the multi-Golden Globe award-winning series from Roman
Coppola and Jason Schwartzman, Mozart in the Jungle,
the multi-Golden Globe award-winning and Emmy award-winning series Transparent,
the breakout hit The Man in the High Castle, based on Philip
K. Dick’s novel, the hour-long drama Bosch, based on Michael
Connelly’s best-selling books, Mad Dogs, based on the hit UK
series of the same name, and the comedy created by and starring Rob
Delaney and Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe, in
addition to favorites like The Sopranos, True Blood and Girls,
and popular primetime series including 24, Downton Abbey,
Extant, Falling Skies, Grimm, Hannibal, Justified, Orphan Black, Teen
Wolf, The Americans, and Under the Dome. Prime
members also have access to a collection of kids shows now airing
including Amazon Original Series Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s
Life on Normal Street and the Annecy, Annie and multi-Emmy
Award-winning Tumble Leaf, as well as popular shows
from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. including SpongeBob
SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, and Blue’s
Clues. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a
free trial at www.amazon.com/primevideo.
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