Woody Allen's movies have a distinctive look, tone, rhythm, and characterizations, so it's no surprise that his first-ever television series has all of the quintessential Allen trademarks.
Amazon debuted the first trailer for "Crisis in Six Scenes," which is set in the 1960s and stars Allen as a television writer and longtime collaborator Elaine May as his psychiatrist wife. Their family is turned upside down by the arrival of a counterculture hippie played by Miley Cyrus. As she tells Allen, "I don't dislike you — just everything that you stand for."
"Crisis in Six Scenes" is, as its title suggests, six episodes long, with each installment running at 30 minutes. Judging by the trailer, everything you'd expect from a Woody Allen film is present in his first TV series — the stammering, neurotic male lead (Allen, acting in one of his own projects for the first time since 2012's "To Rome With Love"); May's ballsy, brash female lead; quirky side characters, like Max Casella's barber; and the themes of bourgeois angst and liberal handwringing.
"Crisis in Six Scenes" will begin streaming Sept. 30 on Amazon.
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