Amazon Studios signs Woody Allen to create his first television series.
Amazon Studios has announced it has signed filmmaker Woody Allen to write and direct his first television series.
Untitled Woody Allen Project, a half-hour series, has received a full season order and episodes will be written and directed by Allen. The series will be available exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the UK, US and Germany.
Additional details, including casting information have yet to be announced.
The prolific director of Annie Hall and Manhattan as well as Midnight In Paris and Blue Jasmine said: “I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin.”
Referencing Amazon Studios vp Roy Price, Allen added: “My guess is that Roy Price will regret this.”
Allen is represented by ICM Partners.
Amazon Studios most recently debuted dramatic comedy Mozart in the Jungle from Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Weitz, John Strauss and Alex Timbers as well as Jill Soloway’s Golden Globe-winning dark comedy Transparent.
Other new launches include its first live-action series for kids 6-11, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street; and a second season of the Garry Trudeau political comedy Alpha House.
Amazon Studios has also announced five additional, original series to debut in 2015 including Michael Connelly’s Bosch; Hand of God from Marc Forster and Ben Watkins; Red Oaks from Steven Soderbergh, David Gordon Green, Greg Jacobs and Joe Gangemi; and kids series Wishenpoof! from Angela Santomero and Out of the Blue Enterprises; as well as a second season of Transparent.
Amazon Studios launched in 2010 and invited anyone to upload a script online with a promise to read and review all submissions. Those who choose to make their projects public can also receive feedback from the Amazon Studios community.