Amazon sets premiere date for Transparent

Taking a page from the Netflix playbook, Amazon Prime Instant Video will bow all 10 episodes of the first season of the Jeffrey Tambor-starrer on Sept. 26.
August 27, 2014

Taking a page from the Netflix playbook, Amazon announced on Wednesday that it’s giving viewers a binge-friendly release of its new series Transparent, with all 10 episodes debuting exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the U.S. and the U.K. on Sept. 26.

Typically, Amazon rolls out episodes of original series such as Alpha House on weekly basis, in the style of network and cable TV.

Written, directed and executive produced by Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight, Six Feet Under), Transparent is a dramedy about a quirky L.A. family starring Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Judith Light (Dallas), Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Amy Landecker (Louie) and Jay Duplass (Togetherness),

Transparent was one of 6 shows greenlit from Amazon’s second pilot season earlier this year, along with the hour-long dramas The After and Bosch; the half-hour dramedy Mozart in the Jungle and and the children’s shows Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and Wishenpoof! 

On Thursday, Amazon will debut its third pilot season featuring 3 half-hour comedies and 2 hour-long thrillers from creators including Shaun Cassidy (Invasion, American Gothic), Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers), Marc Forster (Monster’s BallWorld War Z), Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s 11, Traffic) and Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco).

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