Amazon snares Woody Allen for TV series
Amazon Studios is delivering Woody Allen as creator of his first-ever TV series.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker will write and direct all of the episodes of the half-hour series. A full season has been ordered for Amazon’s Prime Instant Video, the company announced on Tuesday. The series is expected to premiere in 2016.
No details on casting were disclosed, nor was the series title announced.
Amazon Studios vice-president Roy Price called Allen “a visionary creator who has made some of the greatest films of all time”, keeping him “at the creative forefront of American cinema” during a career that spans 50 years.
“I don’t know how I got into this,” the 79-year-old Allen says in a wryly modest statement. “I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that Roy Price will regret this.”
Allen has masterminded and often starred in more than 40 films since his maiden directorial effort, What’sUp Tiger Lily? in 1966. His latest movie project is Magic in theMoonlight, released last year, with yet another film in the pipeline for this year.