Amazon Cancels Award-Winning 'Mozart in the Jungle'
Despite racking up great reviews and awards, Amazon is canceling "Mozart in the Jungle" after four seasons.
The series starred Gael Garcia Bernal as a brash young conductor at the New York Symphony and costarred Lola Kirke, Malcolm McDowell and Bernadette Peters. It collected Golden Globes in 2016 for best comedy series and lead comedy actor for Bernal.
Executive producers Paul Weitz, Will Graham, Roman Coppola, and Jason Schwartzman released a statement about the cancellation: "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."
"Mozart" was produced by Amazon Studios. The series fourth, and now final, season debuted in mid-February.
According to the AV Club, the order comes directly from CEO Jeff Bezos, who wants less small-scale projects (no matter how critically acclaimed), and more big, expensive blockbusters, like the upcoming billion-dollar 'Lord Of The Rings' TV series.