Woody Allen says his TV series will be a ‘cosmic embarrassment’

16 May, 2015 9:48 pm

CANNES, FRANCE – Award-winning film maker Woody Allen fears his first foray into directing for the small screen will be a disaster, saying that he should never have signed up to make a television show for Amazon.com.

Amazon announced in January it had secured a deal for Allen to write and direct a series of half-hour episodes for its streaming television service.

“It is a catastrophic mistake,” the 79-year-old Allen told a news conference in Cannes, where he was presenting his latest movie “Irrational Man”.

“I’m doing my best with it. I’m struggling with it at home. I should never have gotten into this.”

Allen said he expected shooting 30 minute episodes would be a stroll, but it was turning out to be very tough.

“It’s very hard for me. I thought it was going to be easy. Doing a movie is a big long thing, but to do six half hours I figured it would be a cinch. I do a half hour, I do another half hour. … but it’s not, it’s very, very hard and I just hope I don’t disappoint Amazon,” he said. –Reuters

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