Amazon Hands ‘Transparent’ Early Season 4 Renewal

Third season is set to premiere this fall

Last Updated: May 31, 2016 @ 3:38 PM

“Transparent” has scored an early Season 4 renewal, months ahead of the third season’s Amazon Prime Video debut.

The fourth season will premiere in 2017, when the cast will welcome back the Pfefferman clan: Jeffrey Tambor as Maura, Judith Light  as Shelly, Gaby Hoffmann as Ali, Amy Landecker as Sarah and Jay Duplass as JoshSeries creator Jill Soloway  will continue in her role as showrunner, with Andrea Sperling coming back as executive producer.

“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, head of Half Hour TV at Amazon Studios. “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.”

“Amazon’s explosive freedom and revolutionary thinking has given birth to this show,” added Soloway. “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 2 for the awards season hoopla, and editing and finishing up season three for a fall release.”

“This news of an order for Season 4 is so so sweet,” she continued. “The Pfeffermans have many more stories to tell and we can’t wait to keep making them.”

The novelistic “Transparent” explores family, identity, sex and love, starting with Tambor’s Maura. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone else’s secrets finally start to come out, Amazon teases. This includes her ex-wife Shelly, and their children — meandering Ali, music producer Josh, and sexually conflicted Sarah. Each family member spins in a different direction as they figure out who they won’t become.