LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Amazon's new original comedy "Transparent" will premiere on Friday, September 26 in the U.S. and the U.K. through Prime Instant Video, the site announced Wednesday. All ten episodes will be released at once.
The series is written, directed and produced by Jill Soloway and stars Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass. The story centers around the Pfeffermans -- a Los Angeles family forced to deal with their long-held secrets together. Tambor stars 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 (Light), and their children; meandering Ali (Hoffmann), record producer Josh (Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (Landecker). Each family member spins in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become.
Recurring guest stars include Bradley Whitford, Carrie Brownstein, Kathryn Hahn, Melora Hardin, Alexandra Billings and Rob Huebel.
Existing Amazon Prime members can watch the first episode of "Transparent" now via the Prime Instant Video apps for Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, and on other connected devices such as smart TVs. Customers can also visit Amazon.com/PIV to watch online. Amazon notes that Prime members can also add "Transparent" to their Watchlist now for easy access to the new episodes when they premiere on September 26.
"We couldn't be more pleased to offer our customers all episodes of 'Transparent' in late September," said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. "Jill has an amazing ability to create deep, engaging and rich stories and characters. We think customers will enjoy this fresh, humorous, and touching series."
"I am beyond excited to share 'Transparent' with the world through Amazon. They've been so supportive through this incredible process," said Soloway. "Artistically, it's been a dream come true. I absolutely got to make the show I wanted to make."
The series is co-executive produced by Andrea Sperling, with supervising producer Bridget Bedard, consulting producers Nisha Ganatra and Rick Rosenthal and producer Victor Hsu. Episodes were directed by Soloway and Ganatra and written by Soloway, Bedard, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Faith Soloway, Ethan Kuperberg and Ali Liebegott.