Amazon picks up trans-themed 'Transparent'

Thu. April 3, 2014 10:02 AM by

Amazon Studios, the Hollywood arm of, said on Monday that it had ordered a full season of Transparent.

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.

In 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.

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