Non-Amazon Prime customers can now jump on the “Transparent” bandwagon. Season 1 of the award-winning dramedy will be available to watch for free online Saturday.
“Transparent” was part of Amazon’s second wave of pilots in 2014. Premiering in early February, the TV series centers on a Los Angeles family's discovery that the father is transgender. Jeffrey Tambor of “Arrested Development” stars as Mort Pfefferman, a retired professor who reveals to his family that he identifies as female and has taken the name Maura. Amy Landecker (“Louie”), Jay Duplass (“The Mindy Project”), Gaby Hoffmann (“Girls”) and Judith Light (“Dallas”) co-star.
The Amazon series got a boost at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards this month, taking home the award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Tambor won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. The awards marked the first big win for a series produced by Amazon Studios.
While the pilot episode of “Transparent” is free for anyone to view, the entire 10-episode first season will be available for Amazon nonsubscribers Saturday, Jan. 24, at 12:01 a.m. EST. Episodes will be free for only 24 hours. Click HERE to watch.
— Transparent (@transparent_tv) January 22, 2015
For those who become hooked, Amazon Prime is offering a subscription for $72 a year. (The normal yearly fee is $99.) The streaming service includes access to other original Amazon series, as well as HBO shows, recent theatrical releases and more. Free two-day shipping on any Amazon orders also is included.