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Jill Soloway’s Pilot ‘Transparent’ Picked Up By Amazon For Complete Season

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By / March 11, 2014

Praise be! The television Gods/Jeff Bezos have smiled upon us and picked up Jill Soloway’s wonderful pilot Transparent for a complete season.

Last month our own Batya Ungar-Sargon offered high praise for the dark, comic family drama set in L.A.:

“They say we are living in a golden age of television. If that’s the case, Jill Soloway’s new pilot deserves its own unit of commerce. Ruby? Sapphire? It’s a cut above the rest, and it’s fucking amazing and you should drop everything you are doing and watch it right now.”

In the pilot, patriarch Mort (played by Jeffrey Tambor) tries—and fails—to reveal his transgender identity to his three children, who are all too preoccupied with their own psychosexual dramas to give him space to speak. It’s brilliant, compelling, witty television set in Los Angeles’ creative (and often very Jewy) middle-class—a milieu that Soloway loves and satirizes in equal parts. We can’t wait to see how it unfolds.

Watch the full episode here.

Related: Must-watch: Jill Soloway’s New Amazon Original Pilot, “Transparent”
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