Woody Allen Amazon series adds to cast
Joy Behar, Lewis Black, Becky Ann Baker, and Michael Rapaport set as costars on the six-episode series
Woody Allen’s first foray into television has expanded its cast.
Joining previously-announced cast members Miley Cyrus (who was recently photographed on set), Elaine May, Rachel Brosnahan, and John Magaro are The View cohost Joy Behar, comedian Lewis Black, Becky Ann Baker (who plays Hannah’s mom on Girls), Wings actress Rebecca Schull, Margaret Ladd, David Harbour, Christine Ebersole, and Mighty Aphrodite actor Michael Rapaport.
Aside from the project’s cast, little is known about Allen’s debut as a television creator since the six-episode series was announced in January 2015. Last year, Allen expressed doubts about the project during an interview with Deadline.
“I don’t even know what a streaming service is; that’s the interesting thing,” Allen said regarding the series, which will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. “They offered a lot of money and everybody around me was pressuring me, go ahead and do it, what do you have to lose? And I have regretted every second since I said OK.”
Production on the Untitled Woody Allen Project began in New York earlier this month, with Erika Aronson as executive producer and Helen Robin producing.
Amazon is also set to distribute Allen’s next film, an untitled 1930s romantic comedy, theatrically for three months this summer, followed by an exclusive digital release for Amazon users on Prime Video. The film was shot in 2015 in New York and Los Angeles, and features an ensemble cast that includes Steve Carrell, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, and Parker Posey.