Woody Allen may have had doubts that he could deliver a TV series to Amazon, but the first full-length trailer for his upcoming Crisis in Six Scenes suggests he’s done just fine.
“I have regretted every second since I said OK,” Allen told Deadline in May 2015. “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.”
The auteur’s struggles seem to be over. His trademark brand of neurotic comedy shines through in the two-minute preview that dropped Wednesday. Created, written and directed by Allen, “Crisis in Six Scenes” debuts Sept. 30 on Amazon.
Allen also stars as Sidney Muntzinger, who with his wife (Elaine May) gets an unexpected crash course in 1960s counter culture when young hippie Lucy (Miley Cyrus) visits his middle class suburban New York family. Armed with radical new ideas of the turbulent times, Cyrus’ character challenges their conservatism.
Lucy rocks the beliefs of Sidney’s houseguest (John Magaro) and his fiancée (Rachel Brosnahan), not to mention the family’s army of elderly friends. And she eats Sidney’s oranges.
Michael Rapaport, Joy Behar, Christine Ebersole, Becky Ann Baker, Margaret Ladd, Rebecca Schull and David Harbour also star.
“Crisis in Six Scenes” consists of six half-hour episodes. Erika Aronson executive produced and Helen Robin produced it.
Now the only question is: Will people watch the controversial Allen’s first TV series?
Find an earlier sneak peek for “Crisis in Six Scenes” below.