(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it will premiere all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated Jill Soloway (
Six Feet Under
) dark comedy
on Friday, September 26 exclusively on Prime Instant Video in the US and UK. Starring
follows the Pfeffermans—a Los Angeles family forced to deal with their long-held secrets together.
Written, directed and executive produced by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Soloway,
is a ten 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. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone’s secrets finally start to come out. This includes her ex-wife Shelly (played by Light), and their children—meandering Ali (played by Hoffmann), record producer Josh (played by Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (played by Landecker). Each family member spins in a different direction as they begin to figure out who they are going to become.
Amazon Prime members can watch the first episode of
now via the Prime Instant Video apps for Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, as well as hundreds of other connected devices such as smart TVs—or customers can visit Amazon.com/PIV to watch online. Prime members can add
to their Watchlist and easily access new episodes when they premiere on September 26.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to offer our customers all episodes of
in late September,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “Jill has an amazing ability to create deep, engaging and rich stories and characters. We think customers will enjoy this fresh, humorous, and touching series.”
“I am beyond excited to share
with the world through Amazon. They’ve been so supportive through this incredible process,” said Soloway. “Artistically, it’s been a dream come true. I absolutely got to make the show I wanted to make.”
Recurring guest stars in
) as Tammy,
The West Wing
) as Marcy,
) as Syd,
Parks and Recreation
) as Raquel,
as Maura’s friend Davina, and
) as Len. Guest starring roles include
as Bianca, comedian
as Dale, and
as Derek. The series is co-Executive Produced by
, with Supervising Producer
, Consulting Producers Nisha Ganatra and
. Episodes were directed by Soloway and Ganatra and written by Soloway, Bedard,
and Ali Liebegott.
About Amazon Studios
Last year Amazon Studios launched its first two prime time series,
and recently debuted its first three children’s series, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival Award-winning
from Bix Pix Entertainment;
from Angela Santomero and Out of the Blue Enterprises, the creators of
from Emmy nominated Sinking Ship Entertainment. Amazon Studios recently announced six additional, original series including Chris Carter’s
; Michael Connelly’s
Mozart in the Jungle
from Paul Weitz, John J. Strauss, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman;
from Angela Santomero; and
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street
from David Anaxagoras,
as well as a second season of
Upcoming pilots include
Hand of God
. Amazon Original Series are available exclusively to Prime members through Prime Instant Video.
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 and Amazon Studios will read and review all submissions. Those who choose to make their projects public will also receive feedback from the Amazon Studios community.