6:12am PT by Hilary Lewis
Amazon's 'Transparent' Renewed for Season 4
Amazon announced Tuesday that it has renewed Transparent for a fourth season, with creator Jill Soloway continuing to serve as showrunner for the award-winning original series.
Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass are all set to return for the fourth season, which will premiere on Amazon's Prime Video in 2017. Andrea Sperling will continue to serve as executive producer on the series.
The renewal news comes ahead of the premiere of Transparent's third season, which is set for this fall.
"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," Amazon Studios' head of half-hour TV Joe Lewis said in a statement. "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."
Soloway added, "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."
Transparent has won two Golden Globes, including one for Tambor in his starring role as Maura Pfefferman; five Emmys; a Screen Actors Guild award for Tambor; and DGA and PGA awards.
The half-hour series stars Tambor as the patriarch of the Pfefferman family, who comes out as transgender and begins to live life as Maura. Light plays Maura's ex-wife Shelly with the pair's children played by Hoffmann, Landecker and Duplass.