Elaine May is also set to appear in untitled series
The untitled Woody Allen project, a half-hour series, has received a full season order with episodes written and directed by Allen. He will also star in the show alongside Elaine May.
Cyrus is no stranger to the acting world, having starred in the Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana” from 2006-2011. For the last several years she has focused on her music, but appeared in Netflix’s “A Very Murray Christmas” and Seth Rogen‘s “The Night Before” in 2015.
Users will be able to watch the series exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. The famous director offered some of his trademark neuroticism over his new series when it was announced last year.
“I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin,” he said. “My guess is that Roy Price [Amazon Studios VP] will regret this.”
Allen made similar comments during a press conference at the recent Cannes Film Festival. “It was a catastrophic mistake for me,” the 79-director said to laughter in the Cannes press room. “I’m doing my best with it, but I should never have gotten into it.”
“I thought six half-hours would be a cinch, but it’s not. It’s very, very hard. I’m not good at it, I’m floundering. It could be a cosmic embarrassment.”