We’ve all binged on Jeffrey Tambor before (who didn’t watch George Sr. in “Arrested Development” Season 4?), and now Amazon is bringing you more of your favorite TV dad — only this time, he’s discovering he’s actually your favorite TV mom.
After spending his whole life as Mort, the ex-husband and father of three grown kids, Tambor’s character announces his true identity as Maura in one of the more awkward ways possible — after catching his own daughter cheating on her husband with her ex-girlfriend. Identity, secrets, and family are big themes already in “Transparent,” the latest Amazon Originals series starring Tambor, Jay Duplass, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker, and Judith Light. Each family member has their own issues, and they all start coming out as soon as Maura does just that.
Created by Jill Soloway, Amazon announced today the 10-episode first season would debut Friday, September 26. All episodes of the dark comedy — though after watching the pilot, “realistic comedy” may be a better label — will be available immediately for Amazon Prime members, including the pilot which is already available to stream.