January 13, 2015 at 7:29 am #340426
Amazon Studios, Woody Allen Team For Writer-Director’s First-Ever TV Series
Amazon Studios broke new ground this weekend at the Golden Globes, winning its first major awards with the Best Television Series and Best Actor – Comedy or Musical statues going to Transparent. Now, the streaming service is ramping up another first: signing Woody Allen to his first-ever TV series. Amazon has ordered a full season of the Untitled Woody Allen Project, which will premiere exclusively on Prime Instant Video. The Oscar-winner will write and direct the half-hour show whose logline is under wraps.
An exact time frame was not provided for the project, however Amazon says its customers in the U.S., the UK and Germany will be able to see the series next year. Further details, including casting, are to come.
“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.”
Allen added, “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.” He’s repped by ICM Partners.
January 13, 2015 at 8:11 am #340428
Just send the Emmys to his office in New York.January 13, 2015 at 8:13 am #340429
I can’t wait for this!January 13, 2015 at 8:30 am #340430
Wow, what an incredible few days for Amazon! I’m really thrilled about this announcement, and I’m glad Woody continues to challenge himself in new media (new for him, anyway).
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.January 13, 2015 at 9:09 am #340431
At the risk of sounding overly cynical, how long do people think it will be before angry tweets from Mia and Ronan Farrow start?January 13, 2015 at 9:41 am #340432
What is happening in the world today? Huge get for Amazon!January 13, 2015 at 10:15 am #340433
He’s tackled movies
He’s tackled music
He’s tackled theatre
Now he’s tackling television
I seriously can’t wait for this. Woody Allen is a true visionary and artist.January 13, 2015 at 10:36 am #340434
Can’t wait.January 13, 2015 at 10:40 am #340435
Eh. Allen today is pretty hit or miss. For every “Blue Jasmine”, there’s always a “To Rome With Love”. It’s hard to get excited about this, and I have many doubts whether he is suited for doing a tv series instead of a tv movie or a mini. I’ll check it out, of course, but this could just as easily not work at all.January 13, 2015 at 11:07 am #340436
I can’t wait to see the pilot episode, which will be great, followed by a second episode that’s underwhelming, a third episode that’s fun, a fourth that’s bad-to-average, and so on…January 13, 2015 at 11:15 am #340437
This is pretty neat. I love how more and more key directors and writers are adventuring into the television landscape. Keep on coming!September 14, 2016 at 10:07 am #1201922274
The show is called “Crisis in Six Scenes”
Starring Allen and Elaine May whom I believe as married and Miely Cyrus is maybe their daughter? May Looks to be a psychiatrist and Allen a writer. It takes place in the 60’s.
Amazon will stream it September 30th 2016.
The trailer just came out (check youtube) and looks fantastic! Im a Allen fanatic so Im slightly biased.