Untitled project will launch exclusively on the streaming service next year.
Woody Allen is to make his first ever TV series for Amazon’s Netflix-style streaming service.
The series will air in half-hour instalments and launch exclusively on Amazon Prime in the UK, US and Germany next year (2016). Further details about the project – including its title – have yet to be revealed.
“Woody Allen is a visionary creator who has made some of the greatest films of all-time, and it’s an honour to be working with him on his first television series,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios, in a press 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.”
Allen added in the press statement: “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.”
Amazon Prime’s collaboration with Allen comes hot on the heels of the streaming service’s success at the Golden Globe Awards, where its original series Transparent won the Musical or Comedy Series prize.
Allen’s most recent film, Magic in the Moonlight, came out last year (2014) and the director has enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent years with hits including Blue Jasmine, Midnight in Paris and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. During his career he has won three Oscars: one for Best Director and three for Best Original Screenplay.