Blair Tindall's memoir-inspired "Mozart in the Jungle" returns to Amazon with Season 3 on Dec. 9 — hopefully with blood (fans, you get it).
The Golden Globe-winning Amazon original series brings back our beloved New York Symphony musicians, who all seem to be doing their own thing, as the trailer shows, "You can't have harmony when everyone goes solo."
At the end of last season, we saw our female lead, Hailey (a.k.a. Highligh, Lola Kirke), leave to tour with Andrew Walsh (Dermot Mulroney), which perhaps didn't work out since we see her with Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) in Italy. There, Rodrigo chases opera singer Alessandra (Monica Bellucci) to avoid dealing with the symphony's strike back home. Hailey takes an interest in conducing under former New York Symphony conductor, Thomas Pembridge's (Malcolm McDowell), wing. The last two seasons have moved quickly with Hailey and Rodrigo's short, complicated romance, but the new season still leaves us with hope.
Based on the trailer, the quirkiness, humor and sexual tension between multiple characters — old and new — are still in the mix, which leaves room for high expectations to be fulfilled. The series has been stringing fans along for a musical and comedic ride, and hasn't disappointed yet. Changes certainly are coming in the show's direction, but the core is still the same: classical musicians trying to figure out simple pleasures in life while keeping classical music cool.
If you're looking for a good reason to become an Amazon Prime member, "Mozart in the Jungle" is just one, and you won't regret it. It's capable of hooking audiences to a plot they never thought they'd relate to, has classical music puns, and right when you think things are getting predictable, it pleasantly surprises you.
Watch the Season 3 trailer below:
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