Woody Allen and Miley Cyrus aren’t exactly two people you associate with one another, but in Allen’s ongoing pursuit to work with every American actor who ever lived, he has finally found a role for the new Voice coach. She stars as his daughter in Crisis In Six Scenes, Allen’s first television project since the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he wrote for Sid Caesar.
Crisis In Six Scenes will be available on Amazon Prime Instant Video, beginning September 30. The series also marks the first time legendary comedian Elaine May is acting in a movie or TV show since she appeared in Allen’s 2000 movie Small Time Crooks.
The series finds Allen and May as a couple living in New York during the turbulent 1960s. Other members of the cast include Lewis Black, John Magaro, Rachel Brosnahan, Sondra James and Joy Behar.
In addition to the above trailer, Amazon also released a short clip on August 7, showing Allen at the barber shop.
In an interview with Deadline in May 2015, Allen appeared to regret signing on to make the Amazon series. He admitted that he wasn’t aware of what a streaming service is and doesn’t watch television at all.
“…I have regretted every second since I said OK,” Allen said. “It’s been so hard for me. I had the cocky confidence, well, I’ll do it like I do a movie…it’ll be a movie in six parts. Turns out, it’s not. For me, it has been very, very difficult. I’ve been struggling and struggling and struggling.”
Still, Allen got Crisis in Six Scenes completed on time. He said in the Deadline interview that he had until 2016, so he’s delivered.