Transparent will be back for another go-round. Amazon has greenlit a fourth season of the multi-Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning series for premiere exclusively on Prime Video in 2017. The renewal comes ahead of the third season scheduled to premiere this fall on Prime Video in the US, UK, Austria, Germany and Japan.
Returning cast includes Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman, Judith Light as Shelly Pfefferman, Gaby Hoffmann as Ali Pfefferman, Amy Landecker as Sarah Pfefferman and Jay Duplass as Josh Pfefferman.
Written, directed and executive produced by Jill Soloway, Transparent is a half hour novelistic series that explores family, identity, sex, and love. When Maura reintroduces herself to her family, everyone else’s secrets finally start to come out. This includes her ex-wife Shelly (Light), and their children–meandering Ali (Hoffmann), music producer Josh (Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (Landecker). Each family member spins in a different direction as they figure out who they won’t become.
“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,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Half Hour TV at Amazon Studios. “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.”
“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.”