Now that Amazon's managed to churn out some non-terrible original content of its own with Transparent, it's looking to make a quality half-hour series. And apparently, Woody Allen is going to be the one to make that happen, with his first television series ever.
Allen won't have to air a pilot; his so-far unnamed series has been ordered for a full season. And while this is his first time writing and directing a series, he isn't wholly without TV experience. Allen got his start in the '50s writing scripts for the likes of Ed Sullivan and Sid Caesar – two massive names in US television in years gone by.
For their part, Amazon sounds thrilled to have the controversial director on board. Allen, in typical style, appears less so, saying:
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.
In other words, it's off to a better start than most of Amazon's pilots. [Amazon]
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