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Amazon renews ‘Transparent’ for Season 5

The Pfeffermans return

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“Transparent” fans can look forward to a fifth-season of the popular series. Amazon Studios announced today that company has greenlit another season of Jill Soloway’s Golden Globe Award and multi-Emmy Award winning series, bringing the total number of seasons to 5. According to the confirmation, the fifth season will begin production next year and is anticipated to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2018, the show is available exclusively for Prime Members. The new season will bring back your favorites, the entire Pfefferman family will return in season 5, including Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Judith Light (Dallas), Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Jay Duplass (Togetherness) and Amy Landecker (Louie). Andrea Sperling (Spivak) will continue as executive producer as well as Soloway. If you haven’t caught up yet, you can still stream all of Season 4 on Amazon before the fifth season even starts filming.

“Over the past few seasons the Pfeffermans have gone across the world, back in time and made many, many trips to the deli,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios. “We’re so excited to see what magic Jill and the incredible team bring to this always groundbreaking series in season five.” Transparent’s creator Jill 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.”

The series is a comedic, half hour novelistic series that explores identity, love, sex, God and boundaries through the lives of a complicated American family. Tambor is Maura Pfefferman, whose reintroduction to her family as a woman sets their journey in motion. Her ex-wife Shelly (played by Light), and their children—Ali (played by Hoffmann), Josh (played by Duplass), and Sarah (played by Landecker)—explore the uneven terrain of their own lives with poignant and meaningful results.

The show has won numerous awards, including several nods from both the Golden Globes and the Emmy Awards. Fans of Tambor can look forward to him reprising his role as George Bluth Sr. in a new season of “Arrested Development” on Netflix, which will also be entering into its fifth-season. If you don’t have Amazon Prime then you can sign-up for a free trial and stream shows like “The Tick” and “Transparent” for free.