Monday, April 22, 2024

Woody Allen’s Amazon Series Will Shoot 6 Episodes in New York Next Month


EXCLUSIVE Remember how Woody Allen said he regretted making a deal with Amazon and didn’t know how he’d write a TV series? Well, he’s done it.

Woody’s untitled six episode series, presumably a comedy, will shoot beginning in March in New York. It looks like it will take six weeks, or one episode a week.

A casting call has gone out for supporting players including a young Jack Lemmon type and a group of “Miss Marple” types. No word yet on the plot, the main cast or characters, or anything else. But all should be revealed shortly. For the Lemmon character, Woody do well to check out new pop singer Charlie Puth. Juliet Taylor, FYI.

Woody’s next feature film — set for release later this year– has all star cast featuring Steve Carell, Parker Posey, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, and the amazing Judy Davis.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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