“It was super nice to be in Venice,” Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle star Gael Garcia Bernal said about Season 3. “It’s so wet…we were all really wet all the time. That added to the magical moisture of music.”
Unspooling Season 3 on December 9, Mozart in the Jungle, based on Blaire Tindall’s memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music, draws back the curtain on the New York Symphony. Season 3 will continue the story of the talented musicians who perform under the baton of conductor Rodrigo (Garcia Bernal), and will see many of the musicians take a trip to Europe. Season 2 delved into labor relations, and questions as to whether classical music is dead and, if not, what is its future. EP Paul Weitz said that storyline of economics will not be completely dropped in S3, though the show is about art and passion and love, he said, calling it “different ends of the spectrum.”
The series won the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical for Bernal. Weitz was asked how he “processed” winning those Globes while not receiving Emmy love.
“We were thrilled to get noticed at the Golden Globes” he said, noting the show’s international cast, but diplomatically called the Emmys “something to aspire to get nominated for.”
“I’m fumbling, because I guess it was a slight bummer but not that much,” and it did not “affect anything creatively,” he said, adding that he tends to have a wave of “anxiety after something really great happens” anyway.
Bernadette Peters, who plays Gloria in MITJ, said that when she performs outside of the Amazon project, she makes a point to mention her participation in the series and its Globes win and “almost the whole audience applauds,” she said. “We all love the show so much…It’s hard to find really great writing anywhere, on film, stage or television. I just think it’s very creative and very original and that’s what is great about it.”