Mozart's Requiem: Amazon Cancels 'Mozart In The Jungle' After 4 Seasons

I am heartbroken to write this, but Amazon Studios will not be ordered additional seasons of Mozart In The Jungle.  The comedy series has brought tremendous crescendos across it's four seasons, and I am so very sad to see it go.

Mozart In The Jungle

Based on Blair Tindall's memoir "Mozart In The Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music", the series was first developed my Roman Coppola for Amazon Studios, along with Jason SchwartzmanAlex Timbers, and Paul Weitz back in 2014.

Mostly a surprise right out the gate, the show centered around the New York Symphony, struggling to find the balance between bastion of classical music and finding a new audience.  The ensemble staring cast of Bernadette PetersMalcolm McDowellLola KirkeGael Garcia Bernal, and Saffron Burrows brought life to such inventive characters, and if you read any of my s4 reviews, you'll know how much I love them all.

Mozart's Requiem: Amazon Cancels 'Mozart In The Jungle' After 4 Seasons
Rewarded with a variety of nominations and surprise Golden Globe wins for best television series comedy or musical and best actor in 2016, it was obvious the appeal of the 'nitch show' had an appreciative wider audience.

Through many trials and tribulations- from termites to Popes, mate and hedgehogs – the series continued to pick up steam throughout; twists, turns and guest stars that set a symphonic tone of excellence.  Season 4 alone broke my spirit, rebuilt it, had me cheering and screaming and crying (often all within the same episode).

I wish I could be more poetic about the ending of such a special show, but I'm still processing the loss.  Watch the seasons, fall in love with it, you'll know what I mean.

Mozart's Requiem: Amazon Cancels 'Mozart In The Jungle' After 4 Seasons

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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