After receiving confirmation that the series will be returning for a second season in 2015, Jill Soloway, creator of Amazon Prime's critically rated series "Transparent," is looking to recruit a female transgender as writer. Read on for more about this news story.
The plan of having a female transgender as one of the main writers of "Transparent" is in accordance with Soloway's desire to change the already groundbreaking show. But speaking before a panel in New York, Soloway admitted that it was difficult to find a trans woman television writer, so she and the rest of her writing team will be willing to train one.
The writing staff is, in fact, already accepting stories from applicants, where they will be plucking five individuals to work on a sample script. Only one from these five women will then be working on "Transparent," but Soloway said that the other four's work will be pitched to other TV productions.
“We’re actually going to be helping make trans women TV writers by teaching them how to write,” said Soloway in the panel, as published on Pink News.
“And in the same way where I wouldn’t want a man to say, ‘I can have a writers’ room full of men and we can write women just fine,’ I can’t say that I can create a show about a trans woman and not have a trans woman writing for me,” she further explained.
In developing “Transparent,” Soloway actually asked different transgender personalities for inputs. The scribe also came up with the Trans-firmitive Action Programme for the show, where she ascertained that trans people were part of the production crew. However, they were not able to find a suitable television writer who is also a transgender during the first season’s run.
“Transparent” is a story about a father named Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) who finally comes out to his adult children about becoming the transgender Maura. The series debuted all of its ten episodes on Amazon Prime last Sept. 26, 2014 and has become the streaming site’s most watched program since the service’s launch.
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