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Woody Allen developing first TV series for Amazon

Woody Allen developing first TV series for Amazon


The drumbeat of filmmakers making their way over to television continues with one of the truly great directors of all time making his first ever foray into television in his near 50 year career: Woody Allen.

Allen has been tapped to direct an untitled series for Amazon Studios to be released exclusively to Amazon Prime Instant Video customers starting in 2016. Deadline reports that Amazon has ordered a full season, and that neither a timeline or a cast have been completely set in stone.

This is firstly a big get for Amazon, who just won two Golden Globes for their new show Transparent this past weekend. But it even suggests that this will be the first year since 1981 in which Allen will not have a feature film in theaters. His latest, another untitled project starring Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix, is presumed to arrive sometime in 2015.

Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see what Allen can do with a longer format to develop characters, and whether the Allen Amazon gets is good Woody or bad.