Gael Garcia Bernal and Malcolm McDowell square off delightfully in Amazon’s newest series, Mozart in the Jungle, featuring the two as different generations of conductors for a troubled New York orchestra. As I say in my video review above, this adventurous show hits many high notes, with only a few quiet patches. The show launched today with all episodes on Amazon.
Other stars include Saffron Burrows, Bernadette Peters, Lola Kirke and Peter Vack. You’ll also see all-world violinist Joshua Bell. Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers created the series, and Paul Weitz directed the pilot (now the first episode). The show launched on Amazon today in its entirety, just in time for you to get in tune with some truly catty conflict between terrific actors in an unusual milieu for TV.
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