Amazon announces ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ premiere date

Amazon has announced the debut date for its original series, “Mozart in the Jungle.”  All 10 episodes from the dramatic comedy will being streaming on December 23rd and be available to all Amazon Prime members.

The first episode of “Mozart in the Jungle” is, in fact, already streaming for everyone as Amazon put the pilot online as it does with all shows it is considering picking up.  The ever-growing online outlet then utilizes audience feedback in their decision making about which projects should go forward.

This series is based on the memoir “Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music” by Blair Tindell and stars Lola Kirke as a young oboist in the New York Symphony.  It is through her eyes that we see a new conductor, played by Gael Garcia Bernal, take over the orchestra and utilize a radically different approach.  Naturally, many are uncomfortable with the conductor and the pivot.

“Mozart in the Jungle” also stars Saffron Burrows, Hannah Dunne, and Peter Vacke.  Guest stars in the first season include Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, Debra Monk, Wallace Shawn, John Hodgman, and more.  The series is produced by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Weitz, and John Strauss.