Make sure to clear some time in your schedule over the next few weeks to rewatch Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Midnight In Paris, because Woody Allen’s long-awaited Amazon series, Crisis In Six Scenes, will debut its only planned season on September 30. The full trailer for the series, which will consist of six 30-minute long episodes written and directed by Allen himself, was released this morning, and it looks pretty much how you’d expect it to look. Fans of the four-time Oscar winner, now in the seventh decade of his career, should be excited about the series, and if you’re not a fan, well, then, you probably won’t be changing your mind any time soon either.
The series is set during the turbulent times of the ’60s, as the trailer opens up with Allen and company watching protests of the Vietnam War on their television set. The trailer focuses in on a relationship between the characters played by the 80-year-old star and 23-year-old Miley Cyrus, who Allen has publicly expressed his admiration for:
“My kids would be watching Hannah Montana. And I would say: ‘Who is that girl? She’s got such a good delivery. You know, she snaps those lines off so well. The show is a silly little show, but she’s very good at what she does,” Allen told Rolling Stone earlier this year.
The series also stars a pair of stars with experience in original streaming shows, as Rachel Brosnahan of House of Cards and John Magaro of Orange Is The New Black also play key parts in the short trailer. An Allen contemporary, 84-year-old Elaine May, also is coming out of retirement here, showing a nice chemistry with Allen while taking on her first role since starring in the neurotic filmmaker’s Small Time Crooks in 2000. David Harbour, the tremendous star of Netflix’s runaway summer hit Stranger Things also has an undisclosed role in the series, as does longtime character actor and insane New York City sports fan and personality Michael Rapaport.
In essence, as a six-episode series with no plans for more than a single season, Crisis In Six Scenes should essentially be able to function as a three-hour Allen film; with so many talented directors making their way to the small screen–Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorsese, and David Fincher, just to name a few–Allen looks to be perhaps the biggest name yet to make that cross-medium leap.
Check out the trailer for Crisis In Six Scenes below:
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