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Jill Soloway

Transparent creator on season 3: 'Things don't get easier for the Pfeffermans'

The characters of Amazon’s Transparent had a whirlwind second season, as Maura found companionship and acceptance. But that doesn’t mean the drama is over for the Pfefferman family in season 3. In fact, creator Jill Soloway promises the opposite.

“Things don’t really get easier for any of the Pfeffermans,” she tells EW in an interview. “I think if they got easier, the show wouldn’t be good anymore. So, things just keep getting harder.”

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Amazon adds new comedy pilots from Kevin Bacon, Jill Soloway, and more

Amazon is gearing up to bring the laughs with three new comedy pilots. Next month, the streaming service will air pilots for the Jill Soloway-produced I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Damme starrer Jean Claude Van Johnson, and superhero reboot The Tick. As always, Amazon will decide which series to order based on user feedback to the pilots.

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The best comedies on TV are... making us cry

In one season 1 episode of Transparent, Shelly (Judith Light) goes over a plan for how she’s about to compassionately kill her dying husband. It’s dark — really dark. But Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) jumps in with a little levity: “We’ll have a wonderful shiva,” she says after Shelly explains, in detail, how many Percocet pills it’ll take to get the job done.

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Jill Soloway will write, direct new female-centric film for Amazon

Transparent creator Jill Soloway is deepening her ties to Amazon Studios with the news that she’s set to co-write and direct an upcoming drama for the streaming service, EW has confirmed.

Soloway – whose drama series has proved a hit for Amazon since its 2014 premiere — will helm Ten Aker Wood, which features a woman, who recently separated, leaves her home in Los Angeles for northern California, where settles on a marijuana farm, and falls in love with a biker.

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