Amazon Original Series “Transparent” is already breaking records. In just over a week since its debut, the critically-acclaimed dark comedy, created by Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight, “Six Feet Under”) and starring Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”), Judith Light (“Dallas”), Gaby Hoffmann (“Girls”), Amy Landecker (“Louie”) and Jay Duplass (“Togetherness”), is the no. 1 ranked series on Prime Instant Video since the show’s launch. Due to the overwhelming success of the show, and the incredibly positive viewer response, Amazon Studios has greenlit a second season of “Transparent,” to air in 2015.
Since its debut, “Transparent” is the most binge-watched TV series on Prime Instant Video with nearly 80 percent of all viewers bingeing on two or more episodes of the series in the same day. This makes “Transparent’s” binge-factor higher than any of the other Prime Instant Video binge leaders in the past.
“We are absolutely thrilled that the response to ‘Transparent’ has been so positive,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios. “Our goal is to create series that customers love, so it’s great to hear that ‘Transparent’ has not only risen to the no. 1 series on Prime Instant Video, but that its deemed ‘binge worthy’ as well. Given all this great feedback, it only makes sense to bring the Pfeffermans back next year in season two.”
Written, directed and executive produced by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Soloway, “Transparent” is a 10-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.