The popular e-commerce’s streaming site, Amazon Prime, has set the launch date for one of its original series. The complete first season of “Transparent” will be made available on Amazon Prime Instant Video on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, for its United States and United Kingdom subscribers. Read on for more details about this news.
Amazon announced via a press release that all 10 episodes of the first season of “Transparent” would be made available to its subscribers in the U.S. and UK on Sept. 26, 2014. Along with this news, Amazon has also released the show’s latest teaser, which you can watch below.
Created, written and directed by Jill Soloway, “Transparent” is a dark comedy about a Los Angeles family with unconventional issues. The show will delve on issues like gender, sex and legacy, while unraveling deep dark secrets of each of the family members. The series is lead by Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”), Judith Light (“Dallas”), Gaby Hoffman (“Girls”), Jay Duplass (“Togetherness”) and Amy Landecker (“Louie”). It will also feature a bevy of guest stars like Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”), Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”) and Melora Hardin (“The Office”).
“We couldn’t be more pleased to offer our customers all episodes of Transparent in late September,” said the director of Amazon Studios, Roy Price, via the press release.
Price also praised the show’s creator for her “amazing ability to create deep, engaging and rich stories and characters.” The company believes that its customers will enjoy and be touched by “Transparent.”
The pilot episode of the show, which has been released in February, remains available on the streaming platform. It can be downloaded for watching on gadgets like the Kindle, iPad, iPhone, gaming consoles and smart TVs.
This full season launch, which is the released model followed by Netflix, a competitor streaming site, is a first for Amazon Prime. In the past, the site used to release their original shows in a more linear manner, coming up with one episode a week, such as in the case of “Alpha House” and “Betas” in 2013. The company is said to be trying out different methods for releasing their online originals to see what would fit their subscriber base best. It has plans of releasing Chris Carter’s science fiction drama “The After” in two episode blocks by 2015.
And there you have it for the critically favored comedy, “Transparent,” from Amazon. It will be released in full on Sept. 26, 2014. Subscribers from the U.S. and UK can begin watching all ten episode of the series by then. Check out the teaser below.
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