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“How are your parents?” / “The usual, you know: Mom’s good, Dad’s a woman.”
This casual exchange, between a partygoer and Jay Duplass’ Josh, shows just how comfortable Transparent‘s Pfefferman family has become with patriarch Maura’s (Jeffrey Tambor) journey — a journey which, as you’ll see in the just-released Season 2 trailer, is far from over.
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Wedding bells are ringing in the first teaser for “Transparent” Season 2, released Tuesday by Amazon.
The streaming service also changed the launch date, pushing it back to Dec. 11. Previously, the new season was planned to premiere on Dec. 4.
Additionally, Amazon announced guest star Cherry Jones, though no character details have been revealed.
As reported in September by Variety, Anjelica Huston will also guest star in the sophomore season. “They have a lot of chemistry…palpable chemistry!” Soloway said about Huston’s character interacting with Jeffrey Tambor’s Maura. “It was palpable. I was directing them together and I was watching through the monitor.”
Other guest stars include Kathryn Hahn, who is seen in the new trailer, Rob Huebel, Carrie Brownstein, Alexandra Billings, Tig Notaro, Alex MacNicoll, Trace Lysette, Melora Hardin, Michaela Watkins, Emily Robinson and Bradley Whitford, who won an Emmy for his work on the first season of “Transparent. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
There's even more "Transparent" news worth getting excited about now that the Season 2 teaser trailer—with Emmy winner Jeffrey Tambor's Maura Pfefferman oh-so-perfectly shutting down a wedding photo shoot when the photographer calls her "sir"—has dropped. Amazon's breakout original series, from Jill Soloway (an Emmy winner in her own right), will feature guest stars Anjelica Huston, Cherry Jones, and Carrie Brownstein, among others, when the new season lands on Amazon Prime on Dec. 11. Read More: "'Transparent' and the New Queer Television" One of last year's best TV series, the remarkable, lived-in portrait of trans woman Maura Pfefferman, her ex-wife (Judith Light), and her three adult children (Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, and Gaby Hoffman) wowed critics, audiences, and awards voters in its freshman season. Now, the series returns with the wedding of Maura's eldest, Sarah (Landecker) and old flame Tammy (Melora Hardin)—and with the same scruffy, »
- Matt Brennan
It’s a busy day for the Transparent faithful. Not only has Amazon welcomed both Anjelica Huston and Cherry Jones on board the familial drama, but the online giant has also premiered the first teaser for the show’s sophomore season.
Opening with a fairytale wedding for Sarah and Tammy, Transparent season 2 will focus once again on the daily trials and tribulations of the Pfefferman family, as they navigate through their own personal battles with love, identity and each other. Adding an Academy Award-winning actress in Huston is certainly a major coup for the Amazon Prime series, and executive producer Jill Soloway believes that fans are in for a “wild” ride with season 2.
“Season two is wild! Now that the bubble wrap is off, it’s time for the whole family to transition,” said Soloway, the Emmy Award-winning creator of Transparent. “Our Pfeffermans realize they must give up their disguises, »
- Michael Briers
Transparent’s first season was one of the surprise delights of last year, a smart, sad and complex comedy whose subject matter – the coming out of a transgender woman, Maura, to her children – felt almost spookily timely. It won critical acclaim and an armful of awards, including a best actor award for Jeffrey Tambor, who plays Maura.
Now, after a wait of more than a year, we finally have our first glimpse of the show’s second season in the form of a teaser, which shows the Pfefferman family posing for Maura’s daughter Sarah and her fiancee Tammy’s wedding photo. As well as wedding bells, season two will also feature a number of high-profile guest stars including Anjelica Huston and Cherry Jones, as well as returning stars Tig Notaro, »
- Gwilym Mumford
It was a big night for Caitlyn Jenner. The celeb has had quite the year, and tonight, she was being honored with the top nod of Woman of the Year for Glamour magazine's 2015 Women of the Year awards. Wearing a stunning, custom midnight blue Moschino gown that flaunted her figure, an emotional Caitlyn took the stage to share some inspiring and personal words about her journey. Actress Judith Light presented Jenner with the prestigious award, a woman who Caitlyn says has been "such a supporter of our community. You have done so many things for so many gender non-conforming people. Having you present this to me tonight means so much to me and our community." Jenner continued by telling the audience »
Keira Knightley made her Broadway debut in Therese Raquin alongside Judith Light at Studio 54 Thursday night. Keira Knightley In ‘Therese Raquin’ Knightley stars in Therese Raquin as the titular character, who is married to the invalid Camile (Gabriel Ebert), whose mother Madame Raquin is played by Light. Unhappy in her marriage – which includes a move […]
- Chelsea Regan
Paleyfest, a week-long celebration of television, concluded on Monday with the cast and creator of “Transparent" ahead of its highly-anticipated sophomore season (out in December via Amazon Prime). At the Paley Center for Media, Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass, and Amy Landecker joined showrunner and creator Jill Soloway to speak to the wonderful sense of responsibility that comes with making this show, the extremely collaborative effort and what we can look forward to next. Read More: 'Transparent' Season 2 (Finally) Lands Release Date; Jeffrey Tambor, Jill Soloway Preview a 'Year of Revolution' Less a show about Maura’s transition than a rich story about family and personal change, the Emmy-winning dramedy delves into the complicated lives of the Pfefferman family after its patriarch comes out as transgender. Tambor plays Maura Pfefferman, whose coming out serves as a window through which the viewer can understand the situations of each of the. »
- Tarek Shoukri
The cast of Amazon’s Emmy-winning series “Transparent,” couldn’t say enough about Jill Soloway‘s leadership and the set environment she’s cultivated during the show’s panel at PaleyFest New York on Monday. “We’re in a cult. And it’s a great cult, guys,” Jay Duplass joked about the cast’s dedication to creator and executive producer Soloway, in what became a recurring joke for the rest of the panel. Cast member Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker, Judith Light and Jeffrey Tambor were quick to play along, but Soloway demurred, claiming that her show is only different because »
- Reid Nakamura
“Come on, mother,” Keira Knightley jokingly says as she helps Judith Light to her feet in a quiet room at the Studio 54 theater. It’s the day before previews begin for Knightley’s Broadway debut as the title character in an adaptation of Zola’s dark romantic novel Thérèse Raquin. (Light plays Thérèse’s aunt and caretaker.) “She’s so free,” Light raves of Knightley. “She’ll interrupt rehearsal to say, ‘Wait, what are we doing here?’ It gives the rest of us permission to do that too. She’s fearless.” Knightley bursts into laughter: “Am I giving that impression?”Thérèse Raquin opens October 29 at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54. *This article appears in the October 5, 2015 issue of New York Magazine. »
- Rebecca Milzoff
Danny’s a boss! Judith Light couldn’t be more proud of her Who's the Boss? costar and on-screen son Danny Pintauro, who told Oprah Winfrey in a recent interview that he has been HIV positive for 12 years. “He’s kept me informed all the way along, and when he was talking about coming out, because he was going to be outed,” the TV matriarch, 66, said during an interview with Good Day New York on Monday, Sept. 28, two days after Pintauro’s Where Are They Now? segment aired [...] »
A former child star has revealed some shocking health news in an effort to raise awareness for others.
Danny Pintauro, who starred on '80s sitcom "Who's the Boss?," appeared on an episode of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" this weekend and announced that he's HIV-positive. Pintauro, who's now 39, told Oprah that he contracted the virus in February 2003 during a period in his life when he was experimenting heavily with drugs -- specifically crystal meth -- and sex.
Pintauro explained that he first decided to try crystal meth after the end of a two-year relationship, in an effort to lower his inhibitions with new sexual partners. Such drug use is common in the gay community, the actor said, and while it's a widespread practice, it's also dangerous, as Pintauro soon discovered.
" ... [Y]ou can do everything you think you need to do to take care of yourself, but because of »
- Katie Roberts
While appearing on Saturday night’s episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” the actor said, “I’m HIV-positive. And I have been for 12 years.”
Pintauro was diagnosed in March 2003 while living in New York, and has been keeping it a secret from the public. On the show, Pintauro went into details, remembering the process and how he felt after being diagnosed.
“There’s this awful feeling of, ‘I’m never going to be able to have a good relationship. No one’s ever going to want me,'” he said. There was, however, a silver lining of sorts, he added. “There was a sense of relief. … It’s backwards. You’ve spent so much time terrified »
- Alex Stedman
It didn’t take long for the Primetime Emmy Awards to become a soapbox for pivotal social issues.
“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway, who won for outstanding directing for a comedy series, accepted her award by thanking her own transgender “Moppa” and pleading for the audience to urge passage of the transgender Equality Act.
“We have a trans civil rights problem,” she explained.
Soloway’s win was immediately followed by her star, Jeffrey Tambor’s win for lead actor in a comedy series.
“I’ve been given the opportunity to act because people’s lives depend on it,” he said, adding “I’d like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community. Thank you for your courage. Thank you for your stories.”
The high-profile series’ Emmy success shouldn’t be much of a surprise: it won best comedy series at January’s Golden Globes and Tambor accepted the »
- Whitney Friedlander
Dem Bones: Swanberg’s Mellow Examination of Married Life
A married couple’s weekend apart turns into the sort of mildly enterprising exploration of what happens when the cat’s away in Digging For Fire as two people fantasize about the possibilities now mostly unavailable after time delivers them into the routine of marriage and the presence of children. At times grasping a sort of quiet wisdom in its representation of identities rebelling against the sanctions of social expectations, Joe Swanberg’s film is also equal parts breezy and ominous (thanks to a central metaphor used to appealing effect) in its suggestions. A cast packed to the gills with notable indie names, comedians, and stars of more enduring celebrity, Swanberg’s managed to move well beyond the roughhewn Mumblecore technical trappings for which he’s been routinely criticized and has lodged himself firmly as a notable name in the American indie scene. »
- Nicholas Bell
Michael Emerson will star in a one-night benefit reading of the Moisés Kaufman play “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.” A revival of the drama, which chronicles Wilde’s trial for homosexuality, was blocked in Moscow by the Kremlin earlier this year for its Lgbt content. The reading is being staged to raise awareness of the rights being denied Russia’s Lgbtq community. The rest of the cast includes Jonathan Groff, Sally Field, Michael C. Hall, David Hyde Pierce, Tony Kushner, Judith Light, Darren Criss, Tituss Burges, David Burtka, Andy Mientus, Jose Llana, Will Carlyon and Jake Shears. »
- Reid Nakamura
The headline of the comedy race is, of course, the question of whether “Modern Family” will claim its sixth consecutive crown, breaking its current tie with “Frasier” for the all-time record. Yet two series may play spoiler: Amazon proved it could be a contender in the awards race with its Golden Globe win for “Transparent,” the delicately nuanced story of a family patriarch who comes out as transgender. And HBO’s “Veep” soared to new comic heights in its fourth season, as Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ politico continued to fumble in her quixotic quest for political power.
The safe bet may well be with “Modern Family.” Just look at this season’s clever “Connection Lost” episode, filmed entirely on all manner of Apple technology. But all dynasties must eventually come to an end. Keen-eyed prognosticators say momentum has shifted to a pair of formidable women. Louis-Dreyfus has owned the lead »
- Debra Birnbaum
We were wringing our hands before nominations were announced: Would the TV academy embrace Amazon Prime as fully as they did Netflix in recent years? Would they vote for a comedy that skews dramatic? Yes and yes. "Transparent" is the most nominated new series of the year with 11 bids, and the most nominated comedy. Does that mean it's the frontrunner to win? -Break- 'Transparent' star Jeffrey Tambor is on track to finally win his overdue Emmy Its noms include important citations for writing, directing, casting and editing. In fact, it's the only comedy this year to contend in all four of those fields. And the surprise nomination for Gaby Hoffmann in the Comedy Supporting Actress race (over her better-known co-star Judith Light) further demonstrates that the TV academy really did watch the show and really did love it. What's more, "Transparent" could benefit from the increased awareness of transgender ri. »
"I walked home and said, ‘'That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do as an actor.'" If expectations for "Transparent" Season 2 weren't high enough after its Golden Globe wins earlier this year, as well as its recent boatload of Emmy nominations, Jeffrey Tambor certainly did his part to raise them Monday afternoon. Speaking at Amazon's "Transparent" panel alongside series creator Jill Soloway, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, Judith Light, Alexandra Billings and Bradley Whitford, Tambor and the rest of his cast heaped praise on not just what's come before, but what people will soon see. Read More: Watch: 'Transparent,' 'Jane the Virgin' and 'The Goldbergs' Creators Reveal Comedy Secrets The second season of Soloway's critical smash will debut December 4 exclusively to Amazon Prime subscribers, and the cast seemed even higher on this season than the last. Part of that excitement was built around the addition of a »
- Ben Travers
“Transparent” season two will debut on Amazon December 4.
The premiere date was announced at Monday’s Television Critics’ Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills, when a first look at the second season was shown to the room of journalists, reporters and critics. The teaser of the upcoming episodes showed a wedding, an ultrasound and Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) yelling, “Yas, Queen!”
At TCA, “Transparent’s” cast and creative team sat together on a panel, discussing the global phenomenon that the dramedy has become.
“Over the course of the past year, as it has become this tsunami in the zeitgeist, the most exciting part is the civil rights movement,” creator Jill Soloway said. “Even though we’re making a television show,” she added, “to feel like it’s all for a larger cause is the most exciting part of all of this.”
She continued to tell the story of how the streaming series, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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