Amazon Prime Renews ‘Transparent’ For Season 2, Plans To Buy More Comedies

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Amazon Prime Renews ‘Transparent’ For Season 2, Plans To Buy More Comedies
Photo of Jeffrey Tambor on the Delta Shuttle. Feb. 16, 2014. Wikimedia Commons/LFaraone.

The critically acclaimed series from Jill Soloway has earned a second season renewal from Amazon Prime. “Transparent,” the series about a trans person’s outing to her family and friends, is returning for another round next season, as Amazon Prime intends to get into producing more half-hour comedies. Read on for more about this news story.

According to the press release published via TV Series Finale, the original series “Transparent” has already broken records at Amazon Prime. It has ranked as the number one show on the streaming service’s site barely after a week of its launch and it has also earned near perfect ratings from critics at ranking sites like RottenTomatoes and Metacritic. With its success, Amazon has decided to give the series  its second season, which will return in 2015.

“Our goal is to create series that customers love, so it’s great to hear that Transparent has not only risen to the no. 1 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,” said Amazon Studio’s vice president, Roy Price in the same press release.

Subscribers to Amazon Prime have apparently been binge-watching all of “Transparent’s” ten episodes. The numbers supplied in the press release showed that at least 80% of the streaming site’s subscribers have been watching one or two episodes of the show since its debut last Sept. 26, 2014.

“Transparent” is directed, produced and written by Jill Soloway, an Emmy-nominated writer. The show stars Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffman, playing a family who is coming to terms with the fact that their patriarch has come out as a transgender.

Following this, the studio is reportedly investing on more comedy series. As reported by Variety, Amazon has apparently set up large budgets, in the range of $2 million to $4 million, for their next half-hour comedy offerings. The report said that the online site is looking for projects that have a cinematic appeal, or something along the vein of blockbuster movies and reboots.

Subscribe to Amazon Prime and watch “Transparent” in either your television, computer or tablet. Here at Movie News Guide (MNG), we’ll keep tabs of the show’s development, now that it has been renewed for another season.

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Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P