To no one’s surprise, Amazon just renewed its groundbreaking new series, Transparent, for a third season. This news comes after the show picked up a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy earlier this year and became the first series produced by Amazon Studios to do so. Creator and director Jill Soloway also signed her name to a unique contract with Amazon, agreeing to continue her showrunner role with Transparent while working on new television projects solely for Amazon’s Prime Instant Video streaming service. Soloway said, in an excitement-stirring statement:
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.
Transparent follows the life of a Los Angeles family after their father Mort (played by Jeffrey Tambor), a retired college professor of political science, admits that she’s always identified as a woman. Soloway was inspired by her own father, who also came out as transgender.
Amazon Studios VP Roy Price said of the deal:
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.
Transparent‘s second season will air sometime later this year, and it has not yet been announced when we can expect the third.