Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
If anyone was wondering what a television series written and directed by Woody Allen would look like, all they have to do is look at the rest of the director’s filmography. The first trailer for Crisis in Six Scenes, the new series he created for Amazon, could easily be mistaken for a preview of new Allen movie – it has self-deprecating jabs, a jazzy soundtrack, and that relaxed, slightly whimsical tone that has come to dominate so much of his later work. In other words, if the thought of a typical three-hour Woody Allen comedy spread across six chapters sounds appealing, this is the show for you.
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Amazon’s sessions for the Television Critics Association were filled with tidbits on their upcoming projects throughout the day. In his opening remarks on Sunday, Amazon’s Head of Half Hour Joe Lewis discussed the Amazon series Woody Allen has written and directed starring Miley Cyrus. “We have Woody Allen’s highly anticipated new series which is titled Crisis in Six Scenes,” Lewis said.
However, Head of Amazon Studios Roy Price explained that the title is not literal. It will not be a single half hour scene each episode. “No, actually,” Price said. “It’s like six episodes, continuous story comedy.”
Allen wrote and directed all six episodes. Price would like to have a second season, but it will depend entirely on Allen’s availability and interest. “That’s something we have to figure out with Woody,” Price said. “We’ll see how he feels and [what he] wants to do. He’s busy because he does a movie a year, so it’s hard. Normally he shoots a movie in the summer. Then he got this in right before it. I don’t know that he’ll always be able to do this schedule that way, because he also has to write too. I would do it.”
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Right now you can check out the latest film from Woody Allen, the 1930s Hollywood comedy Cafe Society starring Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell and more. But this fall, the filmmaker will take you to a different era with his first ever series, which will debut exclusively on Amazon.
As is customary with Woody Allen’s projects, the Amazon series has been under wraps for awhile. But with the Television Critics Association panels happening over the past week, we now have the title of the series, some new details, and our first glimpse in the form of a little teaser trailer (it’s really just a single scene). It’s pretty much exactly what you would expect from Woody Allen.
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