Amazon Studios and Woody Allen have just announced a partnership that will see the acclaimed filmmaker write and direct his first-ever TV series.
It doesn’t have a name at this point – it’s simply Untitled Woody Allen Project – but we do know that it’ll be a half-hour series and Amazon has already ordered a full series run.
The series will debut sometime next year.
“Woody Allen is a visionary creator who has made some of the greatest films of all-time, and it’s an honor to be working with him on his first television series,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios. “From Annie Hall to Blue Jasmine, Woody has been at the creative forefront of American cinema and we couldn’t be more excited to premiere his first TV series exclusively on Prime Instant Video next year.”
“I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that Roy Price will regret this,” said Woody Allen in a very Woody Allen response.
The always critically-acclaimed but also controversial Allen is a big name for Amazon Studios, who is working hard to complete in the ever-crowded field of original streaming content. The company did score a big win on Sunday when its original series Transparent won best TV comedy at the Golden Globes.
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