Amazon Prime Instant Video is extending their relationship with Jill Soloway. The streaming service has handed out an early third season renewal to Soloway’s groundbreaking series Transparent, months before the second season has even aired. In addition, Amazon Studios also inked an overall deal with the veteran writer/producer.
Created by Jill Soloway, Transparent is a darkly comedic story about the Pfeffermans, an LA family with serious boundary issues. In this exploration of sex, memory, gender and legacy, the past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone’s secrets to spill out. The comedy stars Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass.
Under the overall deal, Soloway will exclusively develop television projects for Amazon Prime Instant Video, which can be rolled out on the streaming services in the US, the UK and Germany. Soloway will continue in her role as Showrunner on Transparent and Andrea Sperling, who previously was Co-Executive Producer on the series, has been elevated to Executive Producer.
“Jill is truly a creative force and I’m thrilled that we will be collaborating with her additional projects in the future and on a third season of Transparent,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios. “The second season is currently starting production, and I know our customers will be delighted to continue the journey with Maura and the Pfefferman family.”
“I am so thrilled that I get to share more of the Pfeffermans’ story with the world,” said Jil Soloway. “We are all so in love with watching them change and grow. I am blown away by the creative freedom Amazon gives me and I can’t wait to reveal where this journey is going to take us.”