As the world falls to pieces around us, it’s nice to know that the gods of television seem to be holding their golden world together. The most recent (and continued) proof of this is the announcement today that Amazon has renewed Transparent for a fourth season, even before the third was aired.
“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,” said Joe Lewis, Amazon Studios’ head of comedy, as reported in Variety, though what he isn’t mentioning is that the streaming service, which is still playing a game of catch-up with Netflix, is probably super-grateful to the show’s creator, Jill Soloway, for landing them a Golden Globe for Best Drama in 2015.
As for Soloway, she said,
“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.”
As of right now, we have no idea what those stories from the Pfeffermans might be. In fact, we don’t even know what the stories will be in season three, as little has been confirmed — not even the release date. One thing that has been confirmed, though? Caitlyn Jenner is set to appear. The show will continue to star Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Jay Duplass, Gaby Hoffman, and Amy Landecker. And, hopefully, Kathryn Hahn.