Jason Schwartzman-Penned Comedy Among Three New Amazon Pilot Orders
Welcome to the jungle, we got…classical music?
In a press release posted Thursday, Amazon announced that it has ordered the production of three new comedy pilots, the most notable of which is one titled Mozart in the Jungle which will be co-written by Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom, I Heart Huckabees).
Mozart in the Jungle is a half-hour long comedy about the darker side of classical music, about “what happens behind the curtains at the symphony.”
The show sounds like it’s supposed to be a Behind the Music for cello players, as Amazon’s announcement also goes on to mention that the show is expected to contain “sex, drugs—and classical music…”
Roman Coppola and Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher) also join Schwartzman as co-writers of Mozart in the Jungle.
The other two comedies Amazon has ordered are The Outlaws, a show that gives a behind-the-scenes look at a professional football team and Transparent, a dark comedy about a family and its secrets.
The Outlaws also features former New York Giants football player, Michael Strahan as part of the show’s “creative team.”
Transparent was created by Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, United States of Tara). Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light and Jay Duplass are expected to star in the pilot episode.
The pilots of each comedy will air some time in early 2014 and Amazon customers will be a given a chance to view and vote for which pilot they would like to see produced as a full series on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service.
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