Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Earlier this month, we got our first look at Woody Allen‘s Amazon series Crisis in Six Scenes. Allen wrote and directed the half-hour comedy’s six episodes, which stars Allen, Miley Cyrus, Max Casella (Blue Jasmine), Michael Rapaport (I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast), John Magaro (The Big Short), David Harbour (Stranger Things), and another filmmaker Amazon should maybe talk to about making a series, Elaine May (The Heartbreak Kid). Crisis in Six Scenes debuts next month, and you can now see some new photos from the series now.
Below, check out some images from the Woody Allen Amazon show.
We’ll only get one season of Crisis in Six Scenes, which takes place during the turbulent time of the 1960s. The half-hour comedy series is about a New York couple (Allen and May), their houseguest (Magaro) and his fiancé (Rachel Brosnahan), and a hippie (Cyrus). The married couple and their guests are conservative, and they’ll have their beliefs challenged by Cyrus’ free-spirited character.
Entertainment Weekly describes the series as a 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.” Here are some exclusive photos the outlet got their hands on:
Before Amazon reportedly paid Allen $15 million to make Crisis in Six Scenes, he had no clue about the company and their streaming service. For a year and a half, Amazon pursued him, offering him better deals each time around, including complete creative freedom; he could make the show about whatever he wanted or even shoot it in black or white. Ultimately, Allen accepted the generous payday, but what followed was a difficult experience:
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 am not as good at it as I fantasized I might be. It’s not a piece of cake; it’s a tough thing and I’m earning every penny that they’re giving me and I just hope that they don’t feel, ‘My God, we gave him a very substantial amount of money and freedom and this is what he gives us?’
You can see a few more photos from Crisis in Six Scenes at EW’s site, where it’s also mentioned that the show has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Based on everything Allen has said about his time on the series, it’s no surprise he just wanted to make one season, but this isn’t his final collaboration with Amazon. They’re releasing the director’s next film, featuring Justin Timberlake and Juno Temple.
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