Amazon Signs Woody Allen to Create His First TV Show13 Jan, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Amazon Studios Jan. 13 announced it has signed Oscar-winning director Woody Allen to create his first-ever TV series for Amazon Prime Instant Video. All episodes of the unnamed project will be written and directed by the 79-year-old Allen.
From Annie Hall to Blue Jasmine, New York-based Allen has been at the creative forefront of American cinema for decades. Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios, said the partnership is an honor and said he looks forward to working with “a visionary creator” on his first episodic TV series.
Allen, a former stand-up comedian, isn’t so sure how the collaboration will pan out.
“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,” Allen joked in a statement.