• The trailer for season 3 of 'Transparent' has landed. (Amazon Prime)Source: Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime has ordered a fourth season of the hit series before the third has even begun to air.
Stephanie Marie Anderson

1 Jun 2016 - 2:36 PM  UPDATED 1 Jun 2016 - 2:37 PM

Great news for Transparent fans everywhere, as Amazon Prime announced that the series would continue for at least another two seasons, ordering a fourth before season three has even hit the air.

A favourite among critics and fans alike, the series has been one of Amazon's most successful shows, and star Jeffrey Tambor snagged both the Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards for his portrayal of trans woman Maura Pfefferman.

Amazon Studio's Joe Lewis said that the series "continues to stand out for its depth of character, compassionate storytelling and its infinite creative risk-taking," in a time where "the quality of television rises to new heights".

“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," he said.

Jeffrey Tambor on "getting it right" with Transparent
Jeffrey Tambor talks to Marc Fennell about his role in Transparent.

Transparent's creator Jill Soloway said she was thrilled with the network's decision to renew the show for a fourth season, crediting “Amazon’s explosive freedom and revolutionary thinking," as giving birth to the show.

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

“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," she added, saying that the “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.”

We can't wait.