Jeffrey Tambor’s Transparent renewed for a fourth season

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The story of trans woman Maura Pfefferman will carry on for some time to come – as Amazon has ordered a fourth season before the third has even aired.

Jeffrey Tambor stars as a trans woman in the Amazon series, which focusses on a parent coming out to their children and transitioning later in life.

The show has become a cult hit and become one of Amazon’s biggest shows, with Tambor winning Best Actor at the Screen Actors Guild awards earlier this year.

The cast of the show were also invited to a trans reception at the White House last year, with Obama’s staff holding a special screening to celebrate equality.

Amazon responded today with a huge vote of confidence, renewing the show for a fourth season before the third has even aired.

Joe Lewis of Amazon Studios said: “As the quality of television rises to new heights, Transparent continues to stand out for its depth of character, compassionate storytelling and its infinite creative risk-taking.

“We’re grateful that customers have responded so enthusiastically to the Pfefferman family and we’re excited to bring them another chapter of their story.”

Creator Jill Soloway said: “Amazon’s explosive freedom and revolutionary thinking has given birth to this show.

“It’s so much more than TV to us, it’s our version of the most ambitious streaming art we can conjure.

“We’re having the time of our lives sharing season two for the awards season hoopla, and editing and finishing up season three for a fall release.

“This news of an order for season four is so so sweet. The Pfeffermans have many more stories to tell and we can’t wait to keep making them.”

Transparent is currently the only LGBT-themed show in Amazon’s Prime Instant Video library.

The show will also have some uncomfortable stable mates – with decidedly non-PC former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammon and James May launching a new show on the platform.