Rodrigo DeSousa will get his encore after all now that Amazon Studios has confirmed plans to renew its original series Mozart in the Jungle for a second season, which has been slated to premiere exclusively on the company’s Prime Instant Video in the early stages of next year.
In light of the news, Roman Coppola — who served as executive producer on the first season of the dramatic comedy — touched upon his excitement to expand the arc of the New York Symphony in Mozart‘s sophomore outing.
“Jason, Paul and I are delighted to work on a second season of Mozart in the Jungle,” said Roman 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 two.”
Alongside the announcement came word of Amazon issuing the greenlight on no less than five all-new shows, including Mad Dogs, The New Yorker Presents, Just Add Magic, The Stinky & Dirty Show and The Man in the High Castle, the latter of which is based on a alternative history novel by esteemed sci-fi author Phillip K. Dick.
And though today’s series orders may look like a shotgun blast tactic from the company, there is plenty of talent already attached to some of those aforementioned projects. From, The X Files‘ Frank Spotnitz to Ridley Scott, Amazon is certainly bolstering its presence in the hyper-competitive market of online streaming, though it remains to be seen whether any of the new-fangled quintet can strike a chord with the audience in the vein of Mozart in the Jungle.