Woody Allen heads to Amazon

He’s not sure how he got into this, and doesn’t know where to begin.

But acclaimed filmmaker Woody Allen has signed up to write and direct his first ever television series.

Allen has partnered with Amazon Studios for the as-yet untitled series, which has received a full season order from Amazon Prime Instant Video.

Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios

Subscribers to the service in the UK, US and Germany will be able to watch the series when it launches in 2016.

The lack of details mean it’s unclear what type of show it will be, though the half-hour running time suggests it will be more comedic in tone than an hour-long drama.

“Woody Allen is a visionary creator who has made some of the greatest films of all-time, and it’s an honour to be working with him on his first television series,” said Roy Price, vice-president of Amazon Studios. “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.”

Allen added: “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.”