In a time where diversity on TV is something that networks and shows strive for, it’s not a surprise that a show doing just that has been renewed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon’s Transparent, the award winning series about a family who discovers their father (Jeffrey Tambor) is transgender, has been renewed for its fourth season before the third season has premiered.
Jill Soloway, the current showrunner of the show, will continue her tenure as showrunner for the next season.
Other cast members returning to the show include Jeffrey Tambor (Maura Pfefferman), Judith Light (Shelly Pfefferman), Gaby Hoffman (Ali Pfefferman), Amy Landecker (Sarah Pfefferman) and Jay Duplass (Josh Pfefferman). Andrea Sperling will continue to be an executive producer for the show.
In a statement, Joe Lewis, the head of half hour TV at Amazon Studios, said “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. 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.”
Going off of Lewis’ statement, Soloway said “Amazon’s explosive freedom and revolutionary thinking has given birth to this show. 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.”
Back in April, Variety reported that Caitlyn Jenner will appear in the third season, though there aren’t any details about who Jenner will play and what her character will be like.
Transparent has been critically acclaimed and has won a handful of awards. The show won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Tambor won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy in January 2015. At the 2015 Emmy awards, the show won five Emmys, including Tambor’s win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, where he dedicated his award to everyone in the transgender community, much like what he did when he won his Golden Globe.
Season three of Transparent premieres on Amazon sometime this fall. Season four will premiere sometime in 2017.