In a message posted on her Instagram page (below), Cyrus said she was “stoked” to be working with Allen.
The 80-year-old filmmaker will write and direct the entire season of a yet-to-be-titled, half-hour series, reportedly set in the 1960s. It will premiere sometime this year as an exclusive for Prime Instant Video subscribers in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany.
“I don’t know how I got into this,” Allen said in a statement when the series was first announced in January 2015. “I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that [Amazon Studios chief] Roy Price will regret this.”
The 23-year-old Cyrus will star opposite 80-year-old Allen and 83-year-old Elaine May, who began her career as one half of the cerebral comedy duo Nichols & May alongside the late Mike Nichols (director of “The Graduate”) and went on to write and direct such films as “A New Leaf” (1971) and the notorious flop “Ishtar” (1987). May previously worked with Allen on his 2000 film “Small Time Crooks.”