6:29am PT by Hilary Lewis
Amazon Orders Second Season of 'Transparent'
Amazon wants more of its hit dark comedy Transparent.
The tech giant has ordered a second season of the Jeffrey Tambor starrer — which focuses on a Los Angeles family, the Pfeffermans, and their lives after they learn that their father (Tambor) is transitioning to become a woman. Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Gaby Hoffmann and Judith Light co-star in the series created by Jill Soloway.
The second season will air in 2015.
All 10 episodes of Transparent were made available for streaming on Sept. 26, with the show earning rave reviews.
Since then, it's become the most binge-watched TV series on Prime Instant Video, with nearly 80 percent of all viewers watching two or more episodes in the same day, Amazon announced Thursday.
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The show is also the No. 1 ranked series on Prime Instant Video since the show's launch, according to Amazon.
“We are absolutely thrilled that the response to Transparent has been so positive,” Amazon Studios vp Roy Price said in a statement. “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 two."
The show is just one of many transgender-themed projects on TV and digital outlets.
Transparent is Amazon's second original series to get a second-season order. Season two of its first original series Alpha House — which the Jeff Bezos-led company released in 2013 — will be available for streaming on Oct. 24. Amazon's lineup also includes three children's series, and it has ordered full series runs of Chris Carter's The After, Bosch, Paul Weitz's Mozart in the Jungle, Wishenpoof!, Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, Ron Perlman's Hand of God and Steven Soderbergh's Red Oaks.