Fear Not, France: Somehow, Woody Allen's Amazon Show Will Make It to You

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While Amazon Prime Instant Video isn't available in the country, Amazon Studios vp Roy Price tells THR his fans there needn't worry.

This story first appeared in the Jan. 30 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Amazon Studios vp Roy Price tells THR that Woody Allen's French fans needn't fear missing out on the TV series the auteur is writing for the streaming service. While the show will be streamed on Amazon Prime Instant Video — available in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany but not in France — Price says "in the past, we have licensed our series to local broadcasters in various territories."

That's a relief to French cineastes, especially those in the center of Allen's cult, Paris. Allen's 2007 flop Cassandra's Dream made more than three times as much in France as in the U.S., while the French spent 4 percent more per capita than Americans on his biggest hit Midnight in Paris and three times more than U.K. citizens did.