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Transparent’s second season will debut this December


People seem to like season one of Transparent. It’s been nominated for a bunch of awards—some of which it won—and it’s been renewed for a third season even though the second has yet to hit Amazon’s servers. The wait for more Jewish family dysfunctionality now has an end point, however, as the show’s creators have announced that season two will be available in its entirety on December 4.

The news was revealed at the Television Critics’ Association press tour by a panel that included showrunner Jill Soloway, executive producer Andrea Sperling, and cast members Jeffrey Tambor, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, Judith Light, Alexandra Billings, and Bradley Whitford. A short teaser of the upcoming season was shown, and according to Variety, highlights included “a wedding, an ultrasound, and Maura (Tambor) yelling, ‘Yas, Queen!’”


Addressing concerns that a show about a transgender woman’s journey had a lack of transgender talent involved, transgender musician Our Lady J joined the writers’ room for season two, and a transgender director stepped behind the camera for an episode. “Having a trans woman in the writers’ room has really allowed us to tell the story more from her own place of subjectivity,” Soloway said.

Other tidbits from the panel included the elder Duplass brother’s quip that his character’s journey in season two “gets dark,” and Tambor noting that the team has met Caitlyn Jenner and “love” her. While the latter’s comments were pretty straightforward, the former’s were quite ambiguous—a word that can be applied to every project a Duplass has ever been a part of.

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