Amazon Studios on Thursday announced it has greenlit a fifth season of its Emmy-nominated show Transparent.
Jill Soloway’s show will air on Amazon Prime Video and is expected to premiere in 2018. It earned five Emmy nominations in July including one for Jeffrey Tambor as outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his depiction of transgender woman Maura Pfefferman.
Tambor won the Emmy in 2015 and 2016, and won the Golden Globe in 2015 alongside Transparent’s win in the best comedy or musical category.
The show charts the life of the Pfefferman family and Season 5 will see the return of the entire lead cast as the clan: Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass, and Amy Landecker. Andrea Sperling will continue as executive producer alongside Soloway.
“Over the past few seasons the Pfeffermans have gone across the world, back in time and made many, many trips to the deli,” Joe Lewis, head of comedy, drama and VR at Amazon Studios, said. “We’re so excited to see what magic Jill and the incredible team bring to this always groundbreaking series in season five.”
Soloway added: “We are extremely grateful to Amazon Studios for their continued trust and support and to our audience for their warm embrace of the Pfeffermans. We look forward to another season of comedy and drama, love and weirdness, God and sex – in the service of community and in pursuit of peace, joy, freedom and human rights for all.”