Amazon Confirms a 4th Season of “Transparent” in 2017

Amazon Confirms a 4th Season of Transparent in 2017


Transparent was one of those critically acclaimed television shows that I didn’t get around to watching when everyone was raving about it. Honestly, it took me two years (and two seasons) before I even gave the show a chance which was incredibly unfortunate because the show is amazing. Transparent reminds me of a great independent film. Its weird, its interesting, and most importantly, it dares to discuss issues and topics that most television shows and movies fear. This show is definitely not for everyone but if you like television series that push the envelope but do so in an intelligent manner than I think you will appreciate, if not, fall in love with this show.

Transparent was so engaging and interesting that I watched both two seasons with my wife in less than a week which for anyone who knows me realizes that isn’t my normal television viewing habits. I love how bold the storylines are and just how truly messed up everyone in the Pfefferman household is. I think we need more shows like this that bring important storylines, not only about Transgender individuals, but those questioning their religion and sexuality. This is very much an adult show but one that is intelligent and well made.

I am beyond excited for the third season of the show even though I am a bit disappointed that Jill Soloway decided to give Caitlyn Jenner a role on the show. I think having someone who is viewed as such a “gossip hound” on the show will take away from the independent vibe but who knows maybe I am being too harsh before I even see it. I am still commited to the show and am excited to see where the third season will go this fall.


With all that being said,  Amazon announced today that it has greenlit season four of the multi-Golden Globe and multi-Emmy Award-winning series Transparent. Returning cast includes Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) as Maura Pfefferman, Judith Light (Dallas) as Shelly Pfefferman, Gaby Hoffmann (Girls) as Ali Pfefferman, Amy Landecker (Louie) as Sarah Pfefferman and Jay Duplass (Togetherness) as Josh Pfefferman. Series creator Jill Soloway  will continue in her role as Showrunner on Transparent and Andrea Sperling as Executive Producer. The fourth season of Transparent will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in 2017.

“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,” said 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 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.”    

Written, directed and executive produced by multi-award winner Soloway, Transparent is a half hour novelistic series that explores family, identity, sex, and love. The series stars Tambor as Maura. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone else’s secrets finally start to come out. This includes her ex-wife Shelly (played by Light), and their children—meandering Ali (played by Hoffmann), music producer Josh (played by Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (played by Landecker). Each family member spins in a different direction as they figure out who they won’t become. The highly anticipated third season of Transparent is scheduled to premiere this fall on Prime Video in the US, UK, Austria, Germany and Japan.

What are your thoughts on the show? Who is your favorite character? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more television coverage right here on We Live Entertainment.

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