“I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin,” Allen says
Woody Allen‘s first TV series will live on Amazon, the streaming network and the filmmaker announced Tuesday.
The Untitled Woody Allen Project, a half-hour series, has received a full season order with episodes written and directed by Allen. Users will be able to watch the series exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. There is no casting information available yet.
The famous director offered some of his trademark neuroticism over his new series.
“I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin,” he said. “My guess is that Roy Price [Amazon Studios VP] will regret this.”
Price doesn’t think so:
“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 Price. “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.”
The Allen series is a huge victory for Amazon streaming hot on the heels of its Golden Globes momentum. The streaming network’s hit transgender show, “Transparent,” starring Jeffrey Tambor, won Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy at Sunday’s awards.