‘Crisis in Six Scenes’ Clip Reveals Woody Allen’s Amazon Series

     August 8, 2016


Amazon has unveiled a first look at filmmaker Woody Allen’s first foray into television. Crisis in Six Scenes is a comedy that takes place in the 1960s, during one of America’s most turbulent decades, and revolves around a middle class suburban family who is visited by a guest that turns their household completely upside down. The six-episode show was written and directed by Allen, who also stars alongside Miley Cyrus and Elaine May. This isn’t a traditional trailer but instead is a clip from the show, showcasing Allen’s signature dry sense of humor.

However, if it’s trailers you want, Amazon also unveiled the first trailer for Transparent Season 3 as well as the trailers for a bevy of new series: the Tig Notaro “traumedy” One Mississippi, the Billy Bob Thornton-fronted hourlong drama Goliath, and the comedy series Fleabag.

Check out all of them below. Crisis in Six Scenes premieres on September 30th, while Transparent returns on September 23rd.

Crisis in Six Scenes – September 30th

From Woody Allen, Crisis in Six Scenes is a 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.

Transparent Season 3 – September 23rd

In Transparent season three, our nuclear family splinters into disparate journeys on their continued path of self-discovery. After a jarring reality check, Maura, having found romantic partnership with Vicki and acceptance from her family, seeks to become the woman she envisions through gender confirmation surgery. Shelly relishes in her newfound love with Buzzy and finally discovers her voice – she’s going to tell her side of the story whether her family likes it or not. Meanwhile, Sarah and Ali embark on two different approaches to connecting to their spirituality. Sarah creates an East Side religious movement, but discovers that her own narcissism gets the best of her. Ali starts to have nitrous induced visions, causing her to question her career path and her relationship with Leslie. And Josh, disengaged from work and love, suffers from a harrowing loss that forces him to reconcile with his past once and for all. All paths converge on a family cruise to Mexico, affirming that though their family history is murky, each Pfefferman is their truest self when they come together.

Goliath – October 14th

Goliath stars Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby and Maria Bello in the ultimate David vs. Goliath battle fought in the 21st century American legal system. The series follows a down-and-out lawyer (Thornton) as he seeks redemption. His one shot depends on getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighed toward the rich and powerful.

One Mississippi – September 9th

One Mississippi is a traumedy inspired by comedian Tig Notaro’s life. We find Tig as she leaves Los Angeles and returns to her hometown in Mississippi upon her mother’s untimely death.  What starts as Tig reconciling her mother’s affairs, becomes a poignant, hilarious and surprising exploration of family, childhood and life after grief. Watch the pilot here.

Fleabag – September 16th

Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London. Award-winning playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as Fleabag, an unfiltered woman trying to heal, while rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up her bravado all along. Unfettered, unfiltered, and based on the play that won Fringe First Award at Edinburgh, Fleabag is the thoroughly disarming confessional of a woman so totally detached, she’s utterly lost.


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