After winning his first Golden Globe for his performance in “Mozart in the Jungle,” Gael García Bernal is set to direct his first episode for the Amazon series. The Tracking Board reports that the actor will direct the third season finale.
Inspired by oboist Blair Tindall’s memoir “Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music,” Season 3 will continue the story of the talented musicians who perform under the baton of the brilliant New York Symphony conductor Rodrigo (García Bernal), and follow them as they take a trip to Europe. The second season took a look at labor relations and questioned whether classical music was dead and, if not, what was its future.
Earlier this year, “Mozart in the Jungle” also took home its first Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Comedy. This was a great feat for the original series, “We were thrilled to get noticed at the Golden Globes” EP Paul Weitz said during the TCA’s, though he did say that the Emmys were “something to aspire to get nominated for.”
García Bernal’s previous directing gigs include 2007’s “Déficit,” “Revolución” and “La Mano Visible.” Aside from being seen in Season 3 of “Mozart,” this fall, the Mexican-born actor stars in the drama “Desierto” and “Neruda,” a story about an inspector who hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. It was also recently announced that he would take on the role of Zorro in Jonás Cuarón’s “Z.”
The third season of “Mozart In The Jungle” debuts on December 9 on Amazon Prime.
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