Transparent made its full season debut on Amazon Video in September 2014. Starring Jeffrey Tambor, the show focuses on a family as they come to terms with the person they knew as their father and husband, coming out as transgender. Transparent was a huge hit; mainly because it mixed comedy and drama, plus a very sensitive storyline, in an excellent manner. The show won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy (as well as many other accolades), and Tambor won the Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, as well as the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
A second season was ordered on the back of its success, and a third has been commissioned even before season two has aired. Transparent season two will premiere on December 11th, and a teaser for the series has just dropped online. Watch it above.
The teaser suggests Transparent will soon return with the same near-the-knuckle humor that made us all fall in love with it the first time around. As the Pfefferman family pose for photos there is the usual bickering and banter that we saw in season one. Maura (Tambor) and her ex-wife Shelly (Judith Light) still have a great rapport, and the teaser has us smiling from the very start. It looks as though they are all assembled for the wedding of Maura and Shelly’s eldest daughter Sarah and Tammy, who left their husband and wife, respectively, in season one, in order to be together.
As the photographer tries to get everyone to pose correctly, an awkward moment ensues when he calls Maura ‘sir.’ “Did he just call me sir?” Maura asks the family, before she walks away quickly with her ex-wife close behind.
Transparent season two is set to reunite the cast from season one, in addition to featuring Anjelica Huston and Cherry Jones as guest stars. Creator Jill Soloway (via a press release) has hinted that Transparent’s second season will focus on the Pfeffermans as they continue to transition in their own right, coming to terms with Maura’s new life:
“By exploring their shared history and legacy, they come to understand that you can’t go forward without knowing where you come from. Ultimately, everyone will open their hearts, advertise their desires, and test those notoriously wobbly boundaries as each Pfefferman tries their hardest to come out – as themselves.”
Transparent season one was as much about a transition in TV itself as it was a personal journey of one character. With transgender issues now talked about more openly and LGBTQ characters featuring more on our screens, Transparent stood out simply because it was so funny, yet deeply poignant and heartfelt. Here’s hoping season two, while exploring family life, loves and laughs, can bring us more of the same.
Transparent season 2 premieres on December 11th, 2015 on Amazon Prime Video
Source: Amazon Studios