transparent season 2
Transparent season 2 premieres on 4 DecemberAmazon

The cast and creator of Amazon's show Transparent gathered at the Television Critics Association and debuted a first look at the show's upcoming season. Transparent season 2 returns on 4 December.

Here are a few spoilers on what to expect in Transparent's upcoming season.

1. Maura is not the central character: Golden Globe winner for best actor in a television series Jeffrey Tambor said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour event in California, that his character Maura and her family won't be the only focus on season 2 of Transparent.

"Maura is the gateway figure this season," Jeffrey Tambor said. "It's about what it means to be authentic. Will you still love me if I change? It's more than just a story about transitioning, it's about people seeking their freedom, all of us."

He added, "An actor approaches a role the same way. I'm very aware of the onus of a cisgender male taking on this role. That had my knees knocking."

2. Maura and Shelly's relationship will deepen: Though it's not exactly clear what that will look like. A moment in the trailer prompts Ali to ask them, "So are you two lesbians now?" with Judith Light (Shelly) saying, "Transparent shows you don't fall in love with a gender, you fall in love with a person. These two people are deeply connected. Shelly has always loved this person."

3. Josh will go to a dark place: Jay Duplass says that Josh will go to a "very dark place" this time. "He's a bit of a whipping boy in season 2, he has a long long way to go, and I'm enjoying getting the crap beat out of me," the actor teased.

4. Trailer: In the teaser trailer, we saw a wedding (unclear whose) and Josh and rabbi Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) in a birth training class. According to Vulture, the trailer shows Alex (Gaby Hoffmann) and Syd (Carrie Brownstein) kissing, and Maura learning to say, "Yaaas, Queen!"

5. Sarah and Tammy's marriage woes: Marriage only complicates things for the swift-moving couple, Sarah and Tammy. "It's going to be a year of revelation and maybe feeling some consequences I'm not sure she was in touch with last season," Amy Landecker teased.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor (Maura) was nominated for an ‪Emmy for outstanding actor in a comedy series. With 11 Emmy nominations, Transparent is the most nominated original comedy series of the bunch.