Though this is not necessarily a surprise considering all of the critical acclaim it's been receiving, this is still good to hear: According to Deadline, Amazon Prime's new series Transparent has already been renewed for season 2, following strong ratings and reviews. This is huge news for the series, which stars Jeffrey Tambor as a trans woman named Maura who has recently taken steps to transition after spending the majority of her life as a man named Mort, as well as Amy Landecker, Gaby Hoffmann, and Jay Duplass as her three children.
Along with Alpha House, which already received a renewal from Amazon Prime, Transparent is pretty much the video streaming platform's breakout hit — like Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards did for Netflix, Transparent could make all the difference in convincing subscribers to head over to Amazon Prime, which up until this point had been struggling. It could also, as Deadline points out, help Amazon Prime find its real niche in indie comedy shows.
Transparent was created by Jill Soloway, who's been best known for her work on Six Feet Under. No word yet on when to expect season 2, but it should be at some point next year.