” creator Jill Soloway
is stepping down as showrunner of the critically acclaimed Amazon series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming fifth season of the family dramedy will see Soloway be succeeded by Jill Gordon
, whose credits include “Cupid
,” “My So-Called Life
,” and “The Wonder Years
The first season of “Transparent
” kicked off with Maura (Jeffrey Tambor
) coming out as transgender to her ex-wife and children. The premise was inspired by Soloway’s own family. The fourth season of the series, set to bow September 22, sees the Pfeffermans traveling to Israel together, or as Sarah (Amy Landecker
) calls it, “Orthodox Jewish Disneyland.”
Soloway’s presence will still be felt in Season 5— she’ll continue to write, direct, and exec produce the Emmy-winning series about the La-based Pfefferman family.
The “Afternoon Delight
” writer-director is an exec producer on Amazon’s “I Love Dick
,” a comedy about a wife and husband who become infatuated with a male professor. The fate of the series is unknown — the streamer hasn’t confirmed a second season yet. She’s also an exec producer on Angela Robinson
’s “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
,” an unconventional love story about the trio behind the creation of “Wonder Woman
” that’s currently screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Gordon most recently created and wrote for “Heartbeat
,” an NBC medical drama about a heart transplant surgeon.
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