Amazon Signs Woody Allen to Write and Direct a TV Series, Because Why Not?

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 13, 2015 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 13, 2015 |


There are literally no details available yet, but via an Amazon press release, it has been announced that the streaming service — which picked up a Golden Globe over the weekend for Transparent — has signed director Woody Allen to write and direct his first television series ever.

There is no title. No cast. No release date.

The announcement, however, represents a major step in Amazon’s attempts to be taken seriously as a formidable competitor to Netflix. So far, only Transparent has seen much of a breakout for the service (and to a much lesser extent, Alpha House). While a Woody Allen television series may not rival House of Cards or Orange is the New Black, it gives the streaming service a big name that carries with it a lot of controversy (and therefore, lot of exposure).

Chances are, the show will be talked about on the Internet far more than it’s ever watched.

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