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

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 13, 2015 |

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.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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