This Saturday, starting at 12:01 a.m. ET and concluding at 11:59 p.m.
PT, everyone can watch Transparent using the Amazon Instant Video
app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at
Also in celebration of Transparent and the 72nd
Annual Golden Globe Awards, customers can sign up for Amazon Prime for
just $72 this Saturday
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2015--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that in celebration of two recent
Golden Globe wins, it will make all ten episodes of Amazon Original
Series Transparent available for free for everyone this Saturday.
Transparent, which is typically available exclusively to Amazon
Prime members, recently took home the Golden Globe for Best Musical or
Comedy Series, while its star, Jeffrey Tambor, earned the coveted award
for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series. Anyone can watch Transparent
at no cost on Saturday using the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs,
connected devices and mobile devices, or online at
Amazon.com/Transparent. Also on Saturday and in celebration of the 72nd
Annual Golden Globe Awards, Amazon Prime will be available for just
$72—a more than 25 percent savings. New members can sign up for this
limited-time Prime offer at Amazon.com/TransparentPrime.
“We’re incredibly proud of everyone involved in the making
of Transparent—the team took a risk and it paid off,” said Jeff Bezos,
founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “Big kudos and congrats to Jill, Jeffrey,
and all the cast and crew.”
Written, directed and executive produced by Emmy-nominee and 2013
Sundance Best Director winner Jill Soloway, Transparent is
a 10-episode, half-hour novelistic series that explores family,
identity, sex, and love. The series stars Tambor
as Maura, who has spent her life as Mort—the Pfefferman family
patriarch. Also starring Judith
Light (Dallas), Gaby
Hoffmann (Girls), Amy
Landecker (Louie) and Jay
Duplass (Togetherness), Transparent is the no. 1
ranked series on Prime Instant Video since the show’s launch. Also
proving popular among critics, the show clocked in a near-perfect score
on Rotten Tomatoes with a 98 percent critic rating, and a 91 Metascore
on Metacritic. Due to the overwhelming success of the show, and the
incredibly positive viewer response, Amazon has greenlit a second season
of Transparent, to air later this year.
In 2013, Amazon introduced a unique process for selecting which shows it
turns into Amazon Original Series. Amazon makes pilot episodes available
for all customers to watch and provide feedback on, and then uses that
feedback to help decide which shows to turn into full series. Through
that process, customers helped to get Transparent greenlit for a
full series last year, as the pilot received both critical and customer
acclaim. Customers can now weigh in once again on the next pilots they
want turned into new Amazon Original Series—13 original comedy, drama,
docu-series and kids pilots are currently available at Amazon.com/PIV.
This Saturday, all Amazon customers can enjoy Transparent on
their TVs using the Amazon Instant Video app on Amazon Fire TV, Roku,
Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, and smart TVs. They can also use the Amazon
Instant Video app to watch on mobile devices, including Fire tablets,
Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android phones, as well as
hundreds of other connected devices.
Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of
movies and TV episodes, including hit show Transparent, in
addition to unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million
items, one million songs and hundreds of playlists through Prime Music,
free unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos, early access to select
Lightning Deals and access to over 800,000 books to borrow through the
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
About Prime Instant Video
Amazon Prime members can enjoy tens of thousands of movies and TV
episodes with Prime Instant Video, Amazon’s video subscription service,
via the Amazon Instant Video app on Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation,
Wii, and certain smart TVs. They can also use the Amazon Instant Video
app to watch on mobile devices, including Fire tablets, Fire phone,
iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, as well as hundreds of other connected
devices—or customers can visit Amazon.com/PIV to watch online.
About Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios most recently debuted its dramatic comedy Mozart in
the Jungle from Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Weitz, John
Strauss and Alex Timbers as well as Jill Soloway’s multi-Golden Globe
Award-winning dark comedy Transparent; its first live-action
series for kids 6-11, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street;
and a second season of the Garry Trudeau political comedy Alpha House.
The studio has also launched three additional children’s series, the
Annecy International Animated Film Festival Award-winning and Annie
Award-nominated Tumble Leaf from Bix Pix Entertainment; Creative
Galaxy from Angela Santomero and Out of the Blue Enterprises, the
creators of Blue’s Clues; and Annedroids, from
Emmy-nominated Sinking Ship Entertainment.
Amazon Studios has also announced four additional, original series to
debut in 2015, including Michael Connelly’s Bosch; Hand of God
from Marc Forster and Ben Watkins; Red Oaks from Steven
Soderbergh, David Gordon Green, Greg Jacobs and Joe Gangemi; and kids
series Wishenpoof! from Angela Santomero and Out of the Blue
Enterprises; as well as a second season of Transparent.
Amazon Studios launched in 2010 as a new way to develop feature films
and episodic series—one that’s open to great ideas from creators and
audiences around the world. Anyone can upload a script online and Amazon
Studios will read and review all submissions. Those who choose to make
their projects public can also receive feedback from the Amazon Studios
Comprehensive cast and crew information, including bios and
filmographies, is available on Amazon’s IMDb (www.imdb.com),
the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and
About Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $99 a year that offers
customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items
across all categories, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of
movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video, one million songs and
hundreds of playlists with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning
Deals and access to more than 800,000 books to borrow with the Kindle
Owners’ Lending Library.
Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided
by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus,
passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and
long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized
recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct
Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of
the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
Source: Amazon.com, Inc.
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