Woody Allen to Write and Direct First-Ever TV Series for Amazon

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Woody Allen has signed on to write and direct a new half-hour television series for Amazon, which is expected to arrive next year.

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"The Untitled Woody Allen Project" received a full season order from Amazon. Customers form the U.S., U.K. and Germany will be able to watch the series via Prime Instant Video.

Casting and additional details will be announced in the future.

"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 Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios in a 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 next year."

Allen added 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."

Allen's musical adaptation of Bullets Over Broadway played a brief run at the St. James Theatre last season. His numerous films include "Annie Hall," "Manhattan," "Crimes and Misdemeanors," "Husbands and Wives," "Love and Death," "Stardust Memories," "The Purple Rose of Cairo" and many more (about one a year since the 1970s). His plays include Don't Drink the Water (1966), Death Knocks (1968), Play It Again, Sam (1969), Death (1975), God (1975), The Query (1976), My Apology (1980), The Floating Light Bulb (1981), Death Defying Acts (1995), Writer's Block (2003) and A Second Hand Memory (2004).

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