Pop singer and outspoken cannabis aficionado Miley Cyrus is bringing her love of the plant to the small screen this fall. The Wrecking Ball singer is starring in Amazon's new series, Crisis in Six Scenes - a sitcom set in the 60s that was written and directed by Woody Allen.
Cyrus will play Lucy, a marijuana-smoking hippie whose values are at odds with the show's older generation. "I don't dislike you - just everything you stand for," she tells Allen's character (Sidney Muntzinger) in the trailer. Muntzinger is a neurotic writer trying to put together a concept for a sitcom. So both Allen and Cyrus are basically playing 60s versions of themselves. And the Blue Jasmine director seems aware that he's not exactly breaking new ground with this project.
“I’ve been working on an idea for a television series now,” Muntzinger tells his barber in the trailer.
“Oh I see, the usual dysfunctional family with the wise-crackin’ wife and kids and much-harassed husband kind of thing?” the barber assumes. "Yeah? Yeah," he adds while Allen's deflated character shrugs.
The series will only run for one season. And it's already received mixed reviews - from Allen himself, who was ambivalent about the project from day one.
"I don’t know how I got into this," he told Variety in January 2015. "I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that Roy Price [Vice President of Amazon Studios] will regret this.”
But maybe that's just the first-time jitters talking. Allen has been in show business for over half a century, but this is his first crack at writing and directing for television. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think.