Amazon has ordered a third season of Transparent.
The series, created by Jill Soloway, stars Jeffrey 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.
It’s a premise that provided a winning blend of comedy and drama – literally, in the case of the Golden Globes, where Transparent became the first online show to win a Best TV Series award.
Amazon had already commissioned a second season of the show, with all of the cast set to return – from Maura’s ex-wife, Shelly (played by Judith Light), to meandering daughter Ali (Gaby Hoffmann), her record-producing brother, Josh (played by Jay Duplass), and their sexually conflicted sister, Sarah (Amy Landecker).
Now, Amazon has greenlit a third run, with the ensemble set to reprise their roles once more.
In addition, series creator Jill Soloway has signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios where she will exclusively develop television projects for Amazon Prime. 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,” says 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,” adds 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.”
Amazon Prime customers can watch Season 1 of Transparent here, as part of a £5.99 monthly subscription (or £79 annual membership) – complete with recently-added audio commentaries from the cast and crew.
Season 2 will premiere in the autumn, with production on Season 3 beginning next week.
For more on Transparent, read our interview with Soloway and Tambor, or our reviews of Season 1.