Amazon Studios, the Hollywood arm of
Amazon.com, said on Monday that it had ordered a full season of
Created and directed by Jill Soloway
(Six Feet Under, United States of Tara), Transparent
stars Jeffrey Tambor as Mort.
In the show's pilot, Mort debates
whether to tell his three adult children (played by Gaby Hoffmann,
Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker) that he's actually Moira, a
transgender woman. Landecker plays Sarah, who makes out with another
woman in the show's premiere episode.
Transparent also co-stars Judith
Light as Mom.
a recent interview, Soloway said that the show will “almost
immediately” settle into being about the lives of five people.
“The math of this show for me, the
emotional math, is these five people are magnetized around a secret
and in some ways, the mystery – of when they look back on their
childhood – the mystery of their childhood is, 'What did we do
because we didn't know?' In some ways the secret was the boundary
and now that that boundary is being lifted, how do these people find
their new boundaries with each other? It's really about family
boundaries and anxiety around boundaries, how to love one another
without becoming one another,” she said.