11/05/2013 09:49 am ET

Gael Garcia Bernal Joins Jason Schwartzman's Amazon Show


Gael Garcia Bernal has joined the Amazon pilot "Mozart In The Jungle," according to Deadline. The pilot, written by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers, is based on the memoir of the same name by Blair Tindal.

The new Amazon pilot is about sex, drugs and classical music, Deadline reports. Bernal will play Gustavo, a conductor. This is just the latest star to join an Amazon pilot. The site has been growing its original programming with two new shows, "Alpha House" and "Betas" premiering online in November.

"Alpha House," starring John Goodman, will premiere on November 15. The show hails from Pulitzer-Prize winner Garry Trudeau and also stars Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos as misfit senators who rent a house together in Washington. Cynthia Nixon, Amy Sedaris, Wanda Sykes and Julie White will also make appearances.

"Betas" follows four friends who attempt to make it big with a new social networking app. The show stars Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni, Jon Daly, Charlie Saxton, Maya Erskine and Ed Begley Jr., and is set to debut on November 22.

Amazon will put three episodes of each online for free for all customers.

“Based on customers’ enthusiastic response to the pilot episodes we are counting down the days until we can share more of the political and entrepreneurial exploits of our 'Alpha House' and 'Betas' characters. Our goal is to make great TV shows that customers will love and we hope they’re going to love these shows," Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “We will release three episodes upfront for all customers so they can try out the shows and get to know the characters. Then we will release new episodes via Prime Instant Video week by week so that customers can chat about the shows and build up anticipation. We’re constantly experimenting and trying new things -- and we’re eager to hear customers’ feedback on this model."

For more on "Mozart In The Jungle," click over to Deadline.



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