Season 4, which premieres Friday, September 22, sees the Pfeffermans head off on a spiritual and political journey as they dig deep into their family’s history.- Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood http://ift.tt/2xfnZB4
Amazon.com is premiering the first episode of Transparent‘s second season tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT exclusively for Prime members in the U.S. This comes ahead of the series full season premiere December 11 in the U.S., UK, Germany and Austria. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood
Still apparently feeling pretty good about itself after its big Golden Globe wins, Amazon has announced that it will make Transparent free for all on its streaming service for 24 hours this Saturday. – Katie Rife, The A.V. Club
On Saturday January 24th, Amazon.com will make its excellent original series Transparent free to stream, even for those without Amazon Prime. More importantly though, Amazon is discounting Amazon Prime, the best deal in tech at $99, to $72 for the day. – Shane Roberts, Kinja Deals
Amazon proved itself a major player in the television field when its original program “Transparent” won the Golden Globe for best TV series, musical or comedy and star Jeffrey Tambor won best actor.
Not only was it Amazon’s first-ever Golden Globe award, “Transparent” also became the first online series to ever win a best series award, comedy or drama, at the annual awards show. – Jenelle Riley, Variety
1) High Maintenance: The Web Series: Vimeo’s first investment in an original series might seem like an odd choice: It centers around the daily life of an anonymous weed delivery man in New York City (Ben Sinclair) and his customers.
2) BoJack Horseman: The animated premise might throw some people off, but BoJack’s humor comes from its satire of Hollywood’s fame machine and the washed-up bits of humanity it spits out.
3) Transparent: Jill Soloway has created a show not just about a father transitioning to life as a woman, but a family struggling with their own intimate question marks.
4) The Hotwives of Orlando: Hulu premiered this new faux reality show from Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider in July, and while the first couple episodes of their Real Housewives spoof take a while to gain momentum, the last half is actually sort of subversive.
5) Short Poppies: Netflix scooped it up earlier this year and brought season 1 to an American audience, but it was mostly a sleeper hit.
6) Tough Love: While this premise has certainly been done before, Blaire Wendel and Steven Bell’s dialogue is relatable, their struggle to be adults familiar.
7) F to 7th Web Series: This “homoneurotic” series by Ingrid Jungermann features guest stars like Janeane Garofalo and Amy Sedaris, and explores what it means to be gay and “pre-middle age” in New York City. – Audra Schroeder,The Daily Dot
More proof that good television doesn’t have to be developed by traditional industry players: Amazon has now received its first Golden Globes nominations for the Amazon Prime Instant Video original show Transparent, which follows the story of a family dealing with the late-in-life revelation that the family’s patriarch (Jeffrey Tambor) is transgender. […] This year, however, will present an interesting battle as both Amazon.com and Netflix are up for the Best TV Series (Musical or Comedy) Golden Globe. Transparent is facing off against Netflix’s original show, Orange Is the New Black which is now on Season 2. (The show competed last year as a drama.) The other three nominations were from more traditional networks, with HBO’s Girls and Silicon Valley, plus CW’s new show Jane the Virgin, filling out the rest of the category. – Sarah Perez,TechCrunch
Amazon Studios has renewed Transparent for a second season, an entirely predictable move considering the show has been number one on Amazon Prime since its launch two weeks ago. Jill Soloway’s dramedy starring Jeffrey Tambor as the transgendered matriarch of a dysfunctional L.A. clan has been a hit with critics—Variety’s Brian Lowry calls the series “the sort of breakthrough” Amazon has been looking for in its bid to challenge Netflix. – Katie Rife,The A.V. Club
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