Amazon Signs Woody Allen For His First TV Series, To Run On Prime Instant Video


The streaming video market has become very serious business, and Amazon today announced its latest talent grab for Amazon Studios to demonstrate its intent to own it: it has signed up none other than Woody Allen, the iconic writer, director and actor with a sometimescontroversial private life, to write and direct a television series — his first ever.

“Untitled Woody Allen Project,” as it will be called, will run in a half-hour format, and it looks like the approach that Allen and Amazon will be going for will be as tongue-in-cheek, self-effacing and ironic as the name implies.

“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 straight man Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios, in a statement. “From Annie Hall to Blue Jasmine, Woody has been at the…

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