Etonline.com: When Transparent returns to Amazon for its third season on Friday, Sept. 23, Caitlyn Jenner will make her highly anticipated debut on the show.
Playing herself, which ET first reported back in July, Jenner appears in a dream sequence during a game of Wheel of Fortune. The moment is trippy, fun and a way for Jenner to make a cameo “with a lot of humor,” creator Jill Soloway tells ET, “and invite a lot people to enjoy the confluence rather than question whether or not it’s realistic.”
While the Emmy-winning series first premiered in 2014 ahead of Caitlyn Jenner’s transition and coming out as a transgender woman, the two have become intrinsically linked as the show tells the story of Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor), a family patriarch, who comes out as a transgender woman to her ex-wife and three kids. The show itself is loosely based on Soloway’s family, but the similarities between TV and reality were uncanny.
It’s like the Pfeffermans have evolved with the Jenners and the Kardashians,” Jay Duplass, who plays Josh Pfefferman, says. “It’s been a weird symbiotic thing. Caitlyn has told us directly that watching Transparent with her family helped figure out the transition. They were able to watch together and to laugh and talk about the real stuff going on there.”
“I had a beautiful phone call from Caitlyn after the first season, letting me know how much the show helped her and her family,”
Soloway says of the relationship that has formed between her and Jenner, which now includes regular texting.
“As a huge Kardashians fan, that’s potentially a high point moment in my life. I’m imagining watching what I’ve written. I could die.”