While Netflix has largely enjoyed dominance in the realm of original programming for streaming services, if they haven’t been looking over their shoulders, they’d better start. Over the weekend, Amazon Studios cemented their rep as real-deal contenders when their acclaimed series “Transparent” took home two Golden Globe awards. And now they’ve just bagged one of American cinema’s most legendary figures for his first television series.
Amazon has announced that Woody Allen will write and direct a new half-hour series, with a full season already up and ordered. In true Woody Allen fashion, no title, cast or plot details have been revealed, but the show will arrive on Amazon in 2016. And so we guess that means that for the first time since 1981, Allen won’t have a feature film in theaters next year. But trivia aside, we’re pretty excited to see what Allen does in a TV series format where he can expand on his characters, and see where they go.
“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 [Amazon Studios Vice President] Roy Price will regret this,” Allen dryly stated in a press release. We’re sure he won’t.
Meanwhile, Allen’s next, untitled film starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone is expected to arrive later this year.