Amazon Signs Woody Allen for New Streaming TV Series

'I don't know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I'm not sure where to begin,' says director.

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Woody Allen, at the premiere of 'Magic in the Moonlight,' July 18, 2014.
Woody Allen, at the premiere of 'Magic in the Moonlight,' July 18, 2014.Credit: Reuters
Anya George Tharakan

REUTERS - Amazon.com Inc said it signed Woody Allen to write and direct a new TV series for its video streaming service.

The half-hour series will be shown on Amazon's Prime Instant Video in the United States, the UK and Germany, Amazon said.

The company said it had ordered an entire season of the "Untitled Woody Allen Project," Allen's first TV series.

"I don't know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I'm not sure where to begin," the director said in a statement on Tuesday.

Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios, said in a press release that “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.”

“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.”

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