Transparent (Jill Soloway, 2014)
Earlier this year in March, after having released viewer-tested television pilots on their site, Amazon has decided to go forth on 6 new television series that will be broadcasted online later this year. From writers like Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman, to the mind of Chris Carter (The X Files), there is a wide array of entertainment coming your way.
Within that array is the new series by Jill Soloway. The award winning writer of shows like “Six Feet Under”, “The United States of Tara”, and “How to Make it in America” is now helming a series of her own.
"Transparent" follows the lives of one very dysfunctional family including Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass, and Amy Landecker in their subsequent lives as siblings who unravel after a family admission comes to light.
After watching the pilot (for free) on Amazon, it is clear to see that a series like this will thrive in this new future of television.
Fill with such refreshing intellect and written with such brutal honesty and wit, “Transparent” hurts from laughter as much as it does gaul. [Jill] Soloway clearly knows the way around a dinner table and the dynamics of a family that thrive in their inabilities to be anything but typical.
"Transparent" is now available on Amazon for free and will air later this year, with a date to be announced.