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Miley Cyrus to star in Woody Allen’s new TV series

The 60s set drama will reportedly be aired on Amazon Prime later this year

Miley Cyrus has reportedly been cast in Woody Allen’s new 60s-set TV show for Amazon.

According to Deadline, the controversial singer will star alongside the equally controversial director in the as-yet-untitled comedy series. Not much else is known about the project at the moment, other than the fact it will consist of six half-hour episodes, and will also feature comedian Elaine May.

Cyrus confirmed the news on Instagram this morning, alongside a painting of the director. “Fuck yeah!” she wrote in the caption. “Stoked to be in Woody Allens first series!!!!! I had claimed 2016 to be my year of ‘chillin the fuck out’ but next to my bed for a few years now has been this portrait of W.A. & I was looking into his eyes when I got the call to be apart of the cast and work alongside the bad a$$ Elaine May & da dude himself! 1960zzzz here I cummmmm (sic)”

The project will mark a major return to TV for Cyrus, who famously built up her career as Disney’s Hannah Montana. Contrastingly, it’ll be Allen’s first foray into the field – though apparently the Irrational Man director has already regretted “every second” of it.

“I kept saying I have no ideas for it, that I never watch television,” Allen told Deadline. “I don't know the first thing about it. And I have regretted it every second since I said OK. It's been so hard for me. I had the cocky confidence, well, I'll do it like I do a movie…it'll be a movie in six parts. Turns out, it's not. For me it's been very, very difficult. I've been struggling and struggling and struggling.”

“I only hope when I finally do it ­– I have until the end of 2016 – they're not crushed with disappointment because they're nice people and I don't want to disappoint them. I am doing my best.”

The show is slated to air on Amazon Prime later this year, with shooting due to start in March.