Only a few days after winning big at the 2015 Golden Globes, Amazon has announced it will be working with famed director, producer and screenwriter Woody Allen to develop his first-ever TV series. The Untitled Woody Allen Project will be a half-hour show written and directed by the 79-year-old A-lister. Additional details about the production have yet to be released, including who its stars will be.
“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 in a press release. “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.”
Word of the partnership came just days after Amazon beat out HBO’s Girls and Netflix’s Orange is the New Black to take the best comedy or musical series Globe for their new show, Transparent. The show's star, actor Jeffrey Tambor, also took home a best actor statue for his role as a 70-year-old man who comes out as transgendered.
For his part, Woody has said he has no idea how he got wrangled into developing a television series. “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.”
The director’s next feature film will star Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix, though no further details of its plotline or premiere date are available. Woody has released a new flick every year since 1971, and recent hits include Vicky Cristina Barcelona and To Rome With Love.
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