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    Amazon Studios, Woody Allen Team For Writer-Director’s First-Ever TV Series 


    http://deadline.com/2015/01/amazon-signs-woody-allen-first-tv-series-1201348891


    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.
     

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    Just send the Emmys to his office in New York.

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    KyleBailey
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    I can’t wait for this! 

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    David Buchanan
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    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.

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    Nate
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    At the risk of sounding overly cynical, how long do people think it will be before angry tweets from Mia and Ronan Farrow start?

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    Atypical
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    What is happening in the world today? Huge get for Amazon!

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    Macbeth
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    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.  

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    Matthew Ward
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    Can’t wait.

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    Renaton
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    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. 

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    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…

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    24Emmy
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    This is pretty neat. I love how more and more key directors and writers are adventuring into the television landscape. Keep on coming!

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    This is pretty neat. I love how more and more key directors and writers are adventuring into the television landscape. Keep on coming!

    Added to that Quentin Tarantino is likely to recut Django Unchained as a miniseries  

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    Woody Allen is getting worried about his new show . It might be writer’s insecurities but I don’t know…

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    Woody Allen is getting worried about his new show . It might be writer’s insecurities but I don’t know…

    Well to quote him “Eighty Percent of success is showing up.” I’m sure he is worrying for nothing.   

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    UPDATE!!!! UPDATE!!!

    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.

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