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The first trailer for Woody Allen’s first television show, Crisis in Six Scenes, is here and it has all of the earmarks of classic Woody Allen. Allen doesn’t often stretch his legs outside of his comfort zone of writing neurotic characters and zingy one-liners and most of the time he doesn’t need to. He even pokes fun at himself here and his style in a scene at a barber shop where he’s telling the barber he’s thinking of creating a television show. The barber says, “Oh, I see. The usual dysfunctional family with the wise-cracking wife and kids and much-harassed husband kinda thing?” leaving Allen’s character a bit speechless.
According to Amazon, “Crisis in Six Scenes is a comedy that takes place in the 1960’s during turbulent times in the United States and a middle-class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down.” Miley Cyrus, Elaine May, John Magaro, Rachel Brosnahan, Becky Ann Baker, Michael Rapaport, Margaret Ladd, Joy Behar, Rebecca Schull, David Harbour, and Christine Ebersole star alongside Allen in the show, who directed and wrote all episodes.
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Crisis focuses on a traditional suburban New York couple (Allen and Elaine May), their friend-of-the-family houseguest (John Magaro) and his fiancée (Rachel Brosnahan) who have their conservative beliefs challenged by a young hippie (Miley Cyrus) who’s caught up in the ’60s movement and inspired by radical communist leaders. It’s basically the story of people with very different backgrounds and ideas crossing paths and how someone can come in and make you question everything you’re doing.[/box]
Crisis in Six Scenes, made up of six episodes each running 30 minutes, premieres on Amazon on September 30th. Here’s the trailer: