Amazon Cancels “Mozart in the Jungle”

Amazon Studios’ newly installed boss Jennifer Salke’s first big programming decision at the streaming service has been revealed – she has cancelled the NY music scene drama series “Mozart in the Jungle” after four seasons.

The move is in line with the company’s directive to shift away from niche indie projects and deliver broader, big-budget series to try and set itself up as a serious rival to other streamers – namely Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Apple’s upcoming ventures. Executive producers Paul Weitz, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Will Graham said in a joint statement:

“We are so proud of the four seasons we made of this show and are grateful to the cast, crew, fans and Amazon for writing this symphony with us. We hope people will keep finding the show for years to come.”

Gael Garcia Bernal, Lola Kirke, Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, Hannah Dunne, Saffron Burrows and Jason Schwartzman all starred in the series about the dedicated members of the New York Symphony and the mind games and politicking they engage in to survive.

The most recent fourth season launched in February. The cancellation follows a literal blood bath at Amazon with multiple originals from “The Last Tycoon” to “Good Girls Revolt” to “One Mississippi” and more have all been axed with “Transparent” on uncertain ground.

Source: The Live Feed