Woody Allen to helm Amazon TV show

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 14 January 2015

Amazon Studios has made a splash by signing director Woody Allen to write and direct his first ever television series.

The as-yet untitled project, a half-hour series, has received a full season order and episodes will be written and directed by Allen. Customers will be able to see the series exclusively on the Prime Instant Video online e-service in the US, UK and Germany.

Additional details, including casting information, will be made available at a later date. "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. "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: "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."