Amazon has handed out an early fourth season renewal to their award winning comedy series Transparent, more than four months before the show’s third season is set to premiere. The streaming service has ordered ten episodes for season four, which is eyed for a 2017 premiere.
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. Jill Soloway executive produces with Andrea Sperling.
“Amazon’s explosive freedom and revolutionary thinking has given birth to this show”, said Soloway. “It’s so much more than TV to us, it’s our version of the most ambitious streaming art we can conjure. We’re having the time of our lives sharing season two for the awards season hoopla, and editing and finishing up season three for a fall release. This news of an order for season four is so so sweet. The Pfeffermans have many more stories to tell and we can’t wait to keep making them.”
This is the second year in a row that Amazon has granted a rare early pick-up to Transparent, based on their “strong” creative relationship with Jill Soloway, who is under an overall deal at Amazon Studios, and the strong critical acclaim for the series. To date, Transparent has racked up numerous accolades including two Golden Globes, a Critics Choice Award and a SAG Award for lead actor Jeffrey Tambor.
“As the quality of television rises to new heights, Transparent continues to stand out for its depth of character, compassionate storytelling and its infinite creative risk-taking”. added Amazon Studios Head of Half Hour Television Joe Lewis. “We’re grateful that customers have responded so enthusiastically to the Pfefferman family and we’re excited to bring them another chapter of their story.”