Season 4 of “Transparent” is a pilgrimage for the Pfefferman family — both literally and figuratively.


Jay Duplass, who plays Josh Pfefferman, and Gaby Hoffmann, who portrays his younger sister Ali in the Emmy-winning Amazon series, tell the Daily News that their characters are focused on healing and finding themselves as they follow their transgender parent Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) on a trip to Israel.


“I don’t think he wants to go on the trip … he’s digging deep on trying to fix himself,” Duplass, 44, says of Josh on the upcoming season, which debuts Friday. “I think what’s really interesting about the season, is it turns out that the trip is the way (to do that).”


Hoffmann says that Ali’s been searching for God all this time — and what better place for that than the holy land?

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Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffmann play siblings Josh and Ali Pfefferman in the Amazon series “Transparent.”

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“I think she’s getting closer to the realization that what she’s searching for is within her and can’t be found by trying on a new identity, or a new sexuality, or even a different gender,” Hoffmann, 35, adds.


The siblings had a falling out at the end of last season, when Josh distanced himself from Ali in hopes they’d be better off without each other — for now.


“They are both hoping they can grow and move forward and become the people they need to be, but that is incredibly scary and painful that change, especially forced change,” Hoffmann says. “And we all have to move through that terror of turning in a new direction on your own in order to grow and change.”

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Jeffrey Tambor, Abby Ryder Fortson, Amy Landecker, Judith Light, Jay Duplass, Rob Huebel, Zackary Arthur and Gaby Hoffmann join fellow cast members of the Amazon series “Transparent.”

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“Transparent” has broken boundaries since its first season when Tambor’s character dropped the news to his ex-wife and children that she wants to live as a woman.

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The subsequent seasons follow Maura as she goes through the transition process, while her children come to terms with the news and grapple with their own issues.


The series also stars Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Kathryn Hahn, Rob Huebel and transgender actresses Trace Lysette and Alexandra Billings.

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Jeffrey Tambor won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for “Transparent.”

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While “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway and many of the cast members have become increasingly outspoken about President Trump’s LGBTQ policies, Hoffmann tells The News that Season 4 is political without trying to be.


The show continues to humanize each character in an attempt to “open people’s hearts and minds and manifest compassion in the world at a time when the stakes are so high with the Trump administration,” Hoffmann says. “Making art in a time … of extraordinary oppression and fear I think is a great privilege, and one of the best things we can be doing.”

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