The critically acclaimed Amazon original series Transparent will return for a third season in 2016, the company has confirmed.
It was also announced that series creator Jill Soloway – who was inspired to write the pilot when her father came out to her as transgender – has signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios, calling for her to exclusively develop television projects for Amazon Prime. She will continue in her role as showrunner on Transparent. Andrea Sperling, who previously served as co-executive producer on the series, has been elevated to executive producer.
The second season of Transparent is currently in production. It’s scheduled to premiere later this year. Cast members Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass will all return for season three.
The first season of the show, which debuted in Sept. 2014, is top contender for this year’s Emmy Awards, airing Sept. 20 on Fox. The nominations will be announced on July 16.
The series has already won a pair of Golden Globes.
Amazon Studios will also premiere eight additional original series in 2015 and early 2016 for Prime members. The list includes Hand of God, Mad Dogs, The Man in the High Castle, docu-series The New Yorker Presents, and Red Oaks, as well as kids series Wishenpoof!, Just Add Magic, and The Stinky & Dirty Show.