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Anjelica Huston and Cherry Jones to Guest Star in Second Season of the Multi-Golden Globe and Emmy Award-Winning Amazon Original Series Transparent

The Pfeffermans take family dysfunction to a whole new level in the highly anticipated second season which premieres December 11 on Prime Video

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2015-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston (Medium) and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones (24) are among the guest stars joining the second season of the multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series Transparent. Premiering December 11 exclusively on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany and Austria, Transparent will also guest star Kathryn Hahn (Parks and Recreation), Rob Huebel (I Love You, Man), Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia), Alexandra Billings (Socket), Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) Alex MacNicoll (Peace of Mind), and Trace Lysette (Bloody Mary). Emmy Award-winner (Transparent) Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) returns to the series as well as Melora Hardin (The Office), Michaela Watkins (Wanderlust), and Emily Robinson (A New York Fairy Tale).

Season two of Transparent begins with a big, white wedding for Sarah and Tammy—but is it happily ever after? Post nuptials, Sarah gets in touch with her deeper desires, which isn’t always comfortable. Now out of the closet, Maura discovers the hardest part of her transition is still ahead, and faces some tough personal decisions about her future. Josh and Rabbi Raquel navigate their new relationship, and the complexity of being an instant family for Josh’s recently returned son, Colton. Ali zeroes in on her future, captivated by a new connection with Syd and a prolific feminist mentor.

Continuing their journey towards their authenticity, the entire Pfefferman family returns for the second season of Transparent. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) stars as Maura, Judith Light (The Exes) as Shelly, Amy Landecker (Louie) as Sarah, Jay Duplass (Togetherness) as Josh and Emmy nominated Gaby Hoffmann (Girls) as Ali. The second season of Transparent is executive produced by Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under) and Andrea Sperling (Like Crazy).

"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, unspoken arrangements and secrets. By exploring their shared history and legacy, they come to understand that you can't go forward without knowing where you come from. Ultimately, everyone will open their hearts, advertise their desires, and test those notoriously wobbly boundaries as each Pfefferman tries their hardest to come out – as themselves."

Transparent is a half hour novelistic series that explores family, identity, sex, and love. The first season followed Maura Pfferman’s journey to being her true self. When she reintroduced herself to her family, everyone else’s secrets finally came out. This included her ex-wife Shelly, and their adult children—meandering Ali, record producer Josh, and sexually conflicted Sarah. Each family member spun into different directions as they figured out who they aren’t. The series has been renewed for a third season which is scheduled to air in 2016.

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Prime Video, available on Amazon Video, lets Prime members enjoy binge-worthy TV shows including Amazon Original Series airing now such as the multi-Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-winning series TransparentRed Oaks, Hand of GodBoschCatastrophe and Mozart in the Jungle as well as hit series like Sex and the City, VeepGirlsThe SopranosEntourageCurb Your Enthusiasm and The Wire. Prime Video also offers members blockbuster movies such as Transformers: Age of ExtinctionTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesJack Ryan: Shadow RecruitStar Trek Into Darkness and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, among others. Prime members have access to a collection of kids shows including Amazon Original Series AnnedroidsGortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, the Annecy, Annie and multi-Emmy Award-winning Tumble Leaf, and Wishenpoof, as well as popular shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. including SpongeBob SquarePantsDora the ExplorerTeam Umizoomi, and Blue’s Clues.

Prime members can look forward to new original series premiering this year such as the much anticipated adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle premiering on November 20 along with Mozart in the Jungle premiering later this year. Coming in 2016 will be the second seasons of Bosch and romantic comedy Catastrophe, along with the debut season of The New Yorker Presents and Mad Dogs.

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