SEATTLE, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Mozart in the Jungle has been renewed for a second season, Amazon announced Wednesday.
Executive produced by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Paul Weitz, the sophomore season will premiere early next year exclusively on Prime Instant Video. Returning cast members include Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke and Malcolm McDowell.
Based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall, the show is set at the New York Symphony "where artistic dedication and creativity collide with mind games, politicking and survival instincts," a synopsis said.
"The first season of Mozart in the Jungle was a big hit with our customers and I'm thrilled that we're able to produce a second season," Roy Price, vice president of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. "Roman, Jason, and Paul brought viewers into this rarely-seen world of the symphony. I know fans of the series will be in for treat when the second season premieres early next year."
"Jason, Paul and I are delighted to work on a second season of Mozart in the Jungle," added Coppola. "There are so many interesting stories we want to tell and we're looking forward to shooting another season with our wonderful cast and team of collaborators. We're grateful to all the folks at Amazon who believe in this project and support us to portray the world of our symphony in what we hope will be an interesting, fun and imaginative season of television. We can't wait for the curtain to rise on Season 2."