A series that has been an awards magnet for several years, including winning eight Primetime Emmys, was just picked up for a fifth season. Amazon Studios announced today that it greenlighted season five of “Transparent,” from Jill Soloway.
The series is nominated for another five Emmys this year, including nominations for cast members Jeffrey Tambor, Kathryn Hahn and Judith Light. Tambor has already picked up two Emmys for his lead role on the show, along with a Golden Globe, and the show won the Globe for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical, in 2015.
Soloway, meanwhile, has brought home a couple of Emmys for her directing on the show.
The show’s fifth season will begin production next year and is due on Amazon Prime in 2018.
“The entire Pfefferman family will be back including Jeffrey Tambor (‘Arrested Development’), Judith Light (‘Dallas’), Gaby Hoffmann (‘Girls’), Jay Duplass (‘Togetherness’) and Amy Landecker (‘Louie’),” Amazon notes in today’s announcement. “Andrea Sperling (‘Spivak’) will continue as executive producer as well as Soloway.”
Said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios: “Over the past few seasons the Pfeffermans have gone across the world, back in time and made many, many trips to the deli. We’re so excited to see what magic Jill and the incredible team bring to this always groundbreaking series in season five.”
Added Soloway: “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.”