Amazon is cranking up its efforts in the TV department, and people are noticing. The Amazon Original series Transparent won five Emmys at the 2015 Emmy Awards.
Last night's gathering marked the 67th edition of the ceremony. To celebrate the occasion and the recognition its shows are starting to receive, Amazon is cutting the price of a Prime subscription for just one day.
This Friday, September 25th, a year of Prime will go from $99 to $67. This will get you free two-day shipping and access to all of Amazon's video content, which you are now able to watch on Amazon devices. The offer will last from 12:00 AM EST until 11:59 PM PST.
As for Transparent, the second series will premiere on December 4th. A discounted Prime subscription will make sure you're all good to go when the time arrives.
In Celebration of Five Wins from the 67th Primetime Emmys, Amazon Offers Prime Memberships for Just $67
Discount begins this Friday at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 22, 2015-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—In celebration of five Emmy wins for Amazon Original series Transparent at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, Amazon today announced that Amazon Prime will be available for just $67. This one day discount will start on Friday, September 25 at 12:00 a.m. ET and end at 11:59 p.m. PT. New members can sign up for this limited-time Prime offer atAmazon.com/TransparentPrime.
On Sunday night, the star of Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor, took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Transparent creator Jill Soloway took home the trophy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. Prime members can watch Transparent at no additional cost using the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices, phones and tablets, or online at Amazon.com/Transparent. Transparent is the second Amazon show to become an Emmy winner. Earlier this year Amazon Original kids series Tumble Leaf took home five Daytime Emmy wins including Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Program.
“This has been an incredibly exciting year—with the Golden Globes wins in January and now twelve nominations and five Primetime Emmy wins. We are thrilled to celebrateTransparent with our customers by offering a Prime discount,” said Michael Paull, Vice President of Digital Video for Amazon. “Congratulations again to Jill Soloway, Jeffrey Tambor and the cast and crew of Transparent for making such a beautiful show, and to our customers—enjoy!”
Written, directed and executive produced by Emmy-winner 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 original series on Prime 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. The second season of Transparent will premiere on Prime Video on December 4.
Transparent joins an already robust collection of award-winning, original and popular programming available to Prime members including Amazon Original Series Hand of God, Bosch, Catastrophe and Mozart in the Jungle as well as hit series like Sex and the City, Veep, Girls, The Sopranos, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Wire.Prime Video also offers members blockbuster movies such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Star 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 Annedroids,Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and the Annecy, Annie and multi-Emmy Award-winning Tumble Leaf, as well as popular shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, and Blue’s Clues.
Prime members can look forward to several new upcoming original series premiering this year, with the coming-of-age dramedy Red Oaks premiering on October 9, followed by the much anticipated adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle onNovember 20, and season two of Emmy-winning Transparent December 4. Coming in 2016 will be the second seasons of Mozart in the Jungle, Bosch and romantic comedy,Catastrophe, along with the debut season of The New Yorker Presents.
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