As Season 2 of Transparent is starting production, Amazon has greenlit a third season of the critically praised comedy series starring Jeffrey Tambor to be released in 2016. Additionally, series creator Jill Soloway has signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios to exclusively develop television projects for Amazon Prime created by her or other writers through Soloway’s production company with partner Andrea Sperling. Soloway will continue in her role as executive producer and showrunner on Transparent. Sperling, currently co-executive producer, is being 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 Amazon Studios VP Roy Price.
Added Soloway, “I am so thrilled that I get to share more of the Pfeffermans’ story with the world. 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.”
Written, directed and executive produced by Soloway, Transparent stars Tambor as Maura, who has spent her life as Mort—the Pfefferman family patriarch. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone else’s secrets finally start to come out. This includes her ex-wife Shelly (played by Judith Light), and their children—meandering Ali (played by Gaby Hoffmann), record producer Josh (played by Jay Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (played by Amy Landecker). Each family member spins in a different direction as they figure out who they won’t become.
Transparent, which has been kept in the zeitgeist by the story of Bruce Jenner’s transformation into Caitlyn, won two Golden Globes — for best comedy and comedy actor, Tambor — in January. The deal for Soloway is repped by UTA and Karl Austen. Sperling is with UTA and Linda Lichter.