‘Mozart in the Jungle’: Come for Gael García Bernal, Stay for What Might Become Amazon’s Next Great Series
During Amazon Studios’ second pilot season, there were two clear winners. The first was Transparent, a poignant series that was brilliant and darkly funny from the very first preview episode. The second was Mozart in the Jungle, with its beautiful settings and talented ensemble cast. Its success was a little harder to predict than Transparent‘s: We knew where Transparent could go, but had no idea where Mozart was headed. Yet it was such a refreshingly unique show — and one that could help establish Amazon Studios’ brand as a “network” dedicated to more offbeat programming — that it left everyone wanting more. Tomorrow night, ten months after the pilot premiered, the full series will be made available for streaming. It may not live up to the high standard that Transparent set for Amazon, but it certainly does its best to compete.