Amazon renews Transparent for second season
Amazon has renewed transgender comedy-drama series Transparent for a second season.
The series, which launched on Amazon last month, features Jeffrey Tambor as trans woman Maura Pfefferman, and deals with her transition as she comes out to her grown-up children.
Amazon revealed today that Transparent has become the most-streamed show across its entire video streaming offering, and announcedd it has commissioned a second season, to air in 2015.
The show has been hailed for its groundbreaking focus on transgender issues, and for its commitment to including trans people in the behind-the-scenes created processes – though some have criticized the lack of transgender people in lead roles.
The statement added: “In just over a week since its debut, the critically acclaimed dark comedy has been streamed by more customers than any other show on the service.
“New customers are flocking to Amazon Prime Instant Video to watch the show, with Transparent also ranking as the most streamed title for new viewers on the service.”
Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the response to Transparent has been so positive.
“Our goal is to create series that customers love, so it’s great to hear that Transparent has not only risen to the number one series on Prime Instant Video, but that it’s deemed ‘binge worthy’ as well.
“Given all this great feedback, it only makes sense to bring the Pfeffermans back next year in season two.”
The show’s second season will air on the service in 2015.