Jill Gordon has joined “Transparent” as the new showrunner and executive producer, a source close to the production confirmed to TheWrap.
Gordon most recently created and executive produced the NBC medical drama “Heartbeat,” starring Melissa George as a heart transplant surgeon. Her other credits include “90210” and “Cupid,” but most famously as a producer on three iconic shows: “My So-Called Life,” “The Wonder Years” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.”
Jill Soloway, the original showrunner, stepped down from day-to-day duties after Season 1. Gordon is replacing Bridget Bedard, who is departing the show.
Soloway will still be writing, directing and executive producing on “Transparent,” but will be using their time (Soloway uses gender-neutral pronouns) to work on other projects. “I Love Dick” is waiting on a second season renewal. Soloway’s Amazon deal was recently extended for three more years.
Soloway is also still set to direct “Ten Aker Wood” for Amazon, a film that’s described as a coming-of-age story about a woman who moves to a pot farm in North Carolina and falls in with a gang of outlaw bikers.
“Transparent” Season 4 premieres on Sept. 22. The show was recently renewed for Season 5. That’s when Gordon will take over showrunner duties.
Correction: A version of this story said that Gordon was taking over for Soloway. Soloway hasn’t been the “Transparent” showrunner since Season 1.