Amazon has commissioned Season 2 of Transparent, just weeks after the show’s premiere on Prime Instant Video.
The series, dubbed by us as the most important TV show of 2014, is created by Six Feet Under’s Jill Soloway and stars Jeffrey Tambor as Maura, a father who comes out to his self-centred family as a woman. Its bold topic is matched by an equally unique tone, shifting naturally from comedy to drama – and that blend has won it a host of fans.
Alongside a near-perfect 98 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes (making Transparent one of TV’s top three highest ranked, currently airing shows), it is already the no. 1 ranked series on Prime Instant Video. People are not just sampling the pilot, either: Amazon highlights the show’s binge-ability, with nearly 80 per cent of all viewers watching two or more episodes of the series in the same day.
The “overwhelming success” and “incredibly positive viewer response” has prompted Amazon Studios to green light a second season, which will air in 2015.
“We are absolutely thrilled that the response to Transparent has been so positive,” says Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios.
“Our goal is to create series that customers love, so it’s great to hear that Transparent has not only risen to the no. 1 series on Prime Instant Video, but that it’s deemed ‘binge worthy’ as well. Given all this great feedback, it only makes sense to bring the Pfeffermans back next year in Season 2.”
Not tried Transparent yet? Read our five-star review – or our interview with Jeffrey Tambor, Jill Soloway and Amazon’s Head of Comedy.