Woody Allen has signed a one-year deal to produce a season of TV series this is yet untitled, according to a number of media reports.
“It will air on Amazon Prime Instant Video,” reports ABC News, adding, “Allen, 79, will write and direct his first stint on digital TV, a half-hour series. Casting will be announced at a later date.”
In a statement Roy Price, the vice president of Amazon Studios said, “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. 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.”
Said Allen, in a 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.”
The Amazon series “Transparent” won a Golden Globe this past weekend for Jeffrey Tambor’s performance as best actor in a comedy or musical series.