In February 2014, Amazon Prime released their second batch of pilots, with subscribers picking out which shows will go forward for a full season. Among these shows was the family comedy “Transparent,” hailed by critics as one of the best to come out from the online site’s streaming service. It’s been a long wait, but according to Variety, the full season of “Transparent” will finally be released in September 2014 for subscribers to binge-watch. Read further to learn more about the latest from “Transparent.”
The show stars Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”) who plays Mort, a father who asks his grown-up kids to come to a special dinner because he has a big and very personal announcement to make. The children all have issues of their own, and the dinner unfolds these out with interest.
Sarah (Amy Landecker), the eldest sister, is married but feels she’s stuck in a rut, so she reunites with a former lesbian girlfriend. Josh (Jay Duplass), the only son, is a recording music executive and a perennial playboy who only dates young women. Ali (Gaby Hoffman), the youngest child, is ambitious but unmotivated, with money and job problems. Also included in the cast is Judith Light (“Ugly Betty”) who plays the mom who’s already divorced from Mort.
The half-hour comedy, which will span ten episodes once released, feels very much like an indie film. The appeal of “Transparent” may not earn a wide audience, especially with the twist revealed at the end of the pilot episode, (Spoiler Alert: Do not read further if you don’t want to know what happens!) with Mort wanting to tell his children that he is in a transition, that he is actually a transgender. But because the show is so well written, with fantastic performances from its ensemble cast, it is easily the critics’ favorite.
“Transparent” is created and written by Jill Soloway, whose credits include “Six Feet Under,” “United States of Tara” and the movie “Afternoon Delight.” This new series will explore the subject of transgenders and how it affects the person and those around him.
Apart from “Transparent,” Amazon Prime will also release the full seasons of its second batch of original series like “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The After” and “Bosch,” following the subscribers’ clamor for more episodes of these shows back in February.
Amazon Prime Instant Video service works similar to Netflix, with a yearly subscriber fee of $99. The platform also streams full episodes of shows like “Dowton Abbey” and “Breaking Bad” in its library, including old HBO TV favorites. For the third batch of pilot episodes, the site has already ordered five shows, including “Hysteria” and “Red Oaks.”
And there you have it for the scoop about “Transparent.” It will be rolling out its full episodes on Amazon Prime come September 2014. Check out the teaser of this show and the rest of Amazon’s 2014 pilot slate below. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about this show.
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