Jill Solloway’s TV series Transparent will premiere on Amazon Prime Instant Video on Friday 26th September.
All 10 episodes of Amazon Original’s dark comedy will land on the VOD service on the same day, after members voted for the show to be made into a full season last year.
Transparent stars Arrested Development’s Jeffrey Tambor as the head of the Pfeffermans — a Los Angeles family facing reality for the first time. The show, written, directed and executive produced by the Six Feet Under creator, will also star Judith Light (Dallas), Girls’, Louie’s Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass – plus recurring guest stars Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Kathryn Hahn (Parks and Recreation), Melora Hardin (The Office) and Alexandra Billings (Grey’s Anatomy).
The half-hour novelistic series explores family, sex, and love, as the family patriarch reintroduces his real self to the family, prompting a wave of secrets to come out – from ex-wives to sexually conflicted children. Each family member spins in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are.
Here’s the poster for Transparent:
“I am beyond excited to share Transparent with the world through Amazon. They’ve been so supportive of me through this incredible process,” says Soloway. “Artistically, it’s been a dream come true. I got to make the show I wanted to make, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
“ill has an amazing ability to create deep, engaging and rich stories and characters,” adds Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “We think customers will enjoy this fresh, humorous, and touching series.”
Transparent is one of the second wave of original shows from Amazon Studios which were piloted on Amazon Prime Instant Video last year. As part of its unique development process, Amazon gives customers an opportunity to provide feedback on which pilots they want turned into series.
Other upcoming shows include Mozart in the Jungle, Bosch, The After and kids series Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and Wishenpoof!, while a fresh batch of TV pilots – including titles from David Gordon Green, Steven Soderbergh and Whit Stillman – will premiere on Thursday 28th August.
The pilots from last year are still available online, which means that Amazon Prime Instant Video members can watch the first episode of Transparent now. Head this way to read our verdict on the 2013 batch, including those first 30 minutes of Soloway’s show.