“Transparent” is set to return to Amazon next month, and new details about the dramedy’s third season came to light at the Television Critics Association on Sunday. According to writer Our Lady J, this next go-round will feature flashbacks to 1958, when 12-year-old Maura was not yet out as trans, and revolve around the theme of “coming out of your shell.”
Here’s a detailed synopsis for the upcoming season: “In ‘Transparent’ season three, our nuclear family splinters into disparate journeys on their continued path of self-discovery. After a jarring reality check, Maura, having found romantic partnership with Vicki and acceptance from her family, seeks to become the woman she envisions through gender confirmation surgery. Shelly relishes in her newfound love with Buzzy and finally discovers her voice — she’s going to tell her side of the story whether her family likes it or not. Meanwhile, Sarah and Ali embark on two different approaches to connecting to their spirituality. Sarah creates an East Side religious movement, but discovers that her own narcissism gets the best of her. Ali starts to have nitrous-induced visions, causing her to question her career path and her relationship with Leslie. And Josh, disengaged from work and love, suffers from a harrowing loss that forces him to reconcile with his past once and for all. All paths converge on a family cruise to Mexico, affirming that though their family history is murky, each Pfefferman is their truest self when they come together.”
During the show’s TCA panel, it was also revealed that Amy Landecker and Kathryn Hahn are to share many scenes this season. Avail yourself of the trailer and several photos from the third season of “Transparent,” which premieres on Sept. 23.