‘Transparent’ gets season 3 order from Amazon; season 2 premieres in fall

Jeffrey Tambor, Jill Soloway

Jill Soloway, left, and Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the “Transparent” Q&A Screening at the Directors Guild of America Theater on June 1 in Los Angeles.

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Amazon wants more “Transparent” and has greenlit the the award-winning dramedy for a third season.

Jill Soloway’s series, which stars Jeffrey Tambor as Maura, the Pfefferman family patriarch who comes out as a woman, will return in 2016, Amazon said in a statement on Thursday.

Season 2 of the half-hour, secret-spilling comedy will begin production in Los Angeles next week and will premiere in the fall, Amazon said, with costars Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass all on board for seasons 2 and 3.

The first 10-episode installment picked up two Golden Globe Awards earlier this year: one for best TV series comedy/musical and another for lead actor in a comedy/musical, which went to Tambor. The “Arrested Development” alum also won the comedy actor award at the Critics’ Choice TV Awards in May, and the show received accolades from the Directors Guild of America and GLAAD.


Additionally, showrunner Soloway, who wrote, directed and executive produced the show, inked an overall deal with Amazon Studios to exclusively develop TV content for Amazon Prime’s streaming service.

“I am so thrilled that I get to share more of the Pfeffermans’ story with the world,” Soloway said in a statement. “We are all so in love with watching them change and grow. 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.”

While Soloway will continue to run the show, Andrea Sperling, who previously was co-executive producer of the series, has been elevated to executive producer.

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