Jill Gordon has replaced Jill Soloway as showrunner on Amazon drama Transparent.
Amazon’s most award-winning and ground-breaking original series charts the coming out of the Pfefferman family patriarch as a woman, a revelation that causes the whole family to spin into a journey of discovery about who they are and who they are going to become.
The show was inspired by Soloway’s own family experiences, with Jeffrey Tambor winning two Emmys and a Golden Globe for his lead performance as Maura and Soloway winning two Outstanding Directing Emmys back to back in 2015 and 2016.
Now, though, the Six Feet Under creator is stepping down from the helm of the project. Soloway will continue to write, direct and exec-produce the programme, but will use the time to focus on other projects she has in the works under her overall deal with Amazon Studios. That agreement, which has been extended for another three years, has already seen the premiere of comedy-drama I Love Dick, which is currently awaiting a possible Season 2 renewal, and also has a project that may be picked up to pilot.
Gordon will therefore assume day-to-day showrunner duties for its fifth season, reports Deadline, which was commissioned last month and will begin production in 2018. Her credits include everything from The Wonder Years and My So-Called Life to 90210 and NBC’s Heartbeat.
This is not the first time Amazon has swapped showrunners on a series, with Bosch, The Man in the High Castle and Goliath all seeing a change of face at the helm in the last year. Season 4 of Transparent will premiere on Friday 22nd September.