After taking a Golden Globe this Sunday for “Transparent,”Amazon has more big news this week: Woody Allen is going to write and direct an original series for them. The “Untitled Woody Allen Project” will consist of half hour episodes, but don’t expect it to be any good. Allen’s said 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.”
Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios, is more optimistic about the project.
Price said that, “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.” He continues, “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.”
More details about the cast and release dates will be announced at a later date. The early half of 2015 should be busy for Amzaon upcoming year will be a big one for Amazon. They’re launching their next pilot season early this year and premiering a documentary series based on the New Yorker‘s reporting, “New Yorker Presents.”
Other upcoming pilots are tied to big names, too. Ridley Scott, the “X-Files” and “Lost” creators, Frank Spotniz and Carlton Cuse are behind three of them, as are stars like Jason Lee, Rachel Dratch, and Brian Dennehy.