Transparent’s Season 3 has got an official premiere date – plus a new trailer to boot.
Amazon’s original comedy drama will return on Friday 23rd September, the streaming service revealed at its Television Critics Association press panel. The cast and exec producers of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning show, with the exception of creator Jill Soloway, all took part in a panel that unveiled the first details of the new season, the theme of which will be “coming out of your shell”.
That metaphor will be explored, specifically, in a series of flashbacks to Jeffrey Tambor’s Maura in 1958, when she is 12 years old – before she has come out to her family as a woman.
“It’s a story that hasn’t been told yet,” explained EP Our Lady J. “You think of going male to female, rather than a trans person being assigned the wrong gender at birth, so we really wanted to tell that story and bring that into the public consciousness.”
The flashbacks are based on Soloway’s parent’s own experiences as a child.
Alexandra Billings, meanwhile, praised the show for its impact upon culture and society.
“It’s affecting the part of society in such a way that it’s changing the political climate when we talk about gender,” she told the press. “It’s not just a television show, it’s a movement of sorts.”
“The times they are a’ changing and thank god,” added Tambor. “The knowledge, the zeitgeist has happened.”
He continued to say that the role has changed his life. “You never take off Maura,” he commented. “She has made me a better person, a better parent, a better citizen. And she keeps teaching me.”
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