Woody Allen Creating TV Series for Amazon
The veteran director will make his first TV show for the Amazon streaming service
Hey, Woody Allen – you’ve won four Oscars and have worked with some of the greatest actors of all time. What are you doing to do next?
Make a TV show for Amazon!
The streaming service that just snagged its first Golden Globe on Sunday for Transparent has booked the Blue Jasmine writer/director, 79, to create his first-ever TV series, according to multiple reports.
Amazon picked up a full season of yet-to-be-named project, written and directed by Allen, that will stream on Prime Instant Video. Everything else about the project is being kept under wraps for now, but once made, customers in the U.S., United Kingdom and Germany will be able to watch the show.
“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 Amazon Studios vice president Roy Price in a statement. “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.”
Amazon’s fledging TV production company is off to a terrific start. On Sunday, Jeffrey Tambor won a Globe for his role in Transparent, an Amazon drama about a Los Angeles family that discovers the family patriarch (Tambor) is transgender.
The drama premiered on Amazon in September. The second season will bow later this year.