Amazon today announced it will premiere all ten episodes of Jill Soloway’s (Afternoon Delight, “Six Feet Under”) dark comedy “Transparent” on Friday, September 26 exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the US and UK. Starring Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”), Judith Light (“Dallas”), Gaby Hoffmann (“Girls”), Amy Landecker (“Louie”) and Jay Duplass (“Togetherness”), “Transparent” follows the Pfeffermans – a Los Angeles family forced to deal with their long-held secrets together.
Written, directed and executive produced by Emmy nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Soloway, “Transparent” is a ten episode, half hour novelistic series that explores family, identity, sex, and love. The series stars Tambor as Maura, who has spent her life as Mort – the Pfefferman family patriarch. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone’s secrets finally start to come out. This includes her ex-wife Shelly (played by Light), and their children – meandering Ali (played by Hoffmann), record producer Josh (played by Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (played by Landecker). Each family member spins in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become.
Amazon Prime members can watch the first episode of “Transparent” now via the Prime Instant Video apps for Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, as well as hundreds of other connected devices such as smart TVsor customers can visit Amazon.com/PIV to watch online. Prime members can add “Transparent” to their Watchlist and easily access new episodes when they premiere on September 26.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to offer our customers all episodes of ‘Transparent’ in late September,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “Jill has an amazing ability to create deep, engaging and rich stories and characters. We think customers will enjoy this fresh, humorous, and touching series.”
“I am beyond excited to share ‘Transparent’ with the world through Amazon. They’ve been so supportive through this incredible process,” said Soloway. “Artistically, it’s been a dream come true. I absolutely got to make the show I wanted to make.”
Recurring guest stars in “Transparent” include Melora Hardin (“The Office”) as Tammy, Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”) as Marcy, Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”) as Syd, Kathryn Hahn (“Parks and Recreation”) as Raquel, Alexandra Billings (“Greys Anatomy”) as Maura’s friend Davina, and Rob Huebel (“Childrens Hospital”) as Len. Guest starring roles include Michaela Watkins as Connie, Kiersey Clemons as Bianca, comedian Ian Harvie as Dale, and Cleo Anthony as Derek.
The series is co-Executive Produced by Andrea Sperling, with Supervising Producer Bridget Bedard, Consulting Producers Nisha Ganatra and Rick Rosenthal and Producer Victor Hsu. Episodes were directed by Soloway and Ganatra and written by Soloway, Bedard, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Faith Soloway, Ethan Kuperberg and Ali Liebegott.