Transparent, “Robot, “Aquarius” Renewed

Amazon Studios has announced that they have renewed award-winning dramedy “Transparent” for a third season which will be available in 2016.

The series, about a transgender parent coming out to her family, has yet to announce a premiere date for the show’s second season. It is expected though that the third season would have the same ten episode count as the first two seasons.

That isn’t the only early renewal this week though. USA has given a ten episode, second season order for its cyber thriller drama “Mr. Robot” with the renewal said to come just hours before the pilot premiered last night.

Why did they go early? The pilot was already released online early because of fear of hacking, and in the process it has garnered nearly three million views across multiple nonlinear platforms. Reviews for the series, about a young cyber-security engineer (Rami Malek) who moonlights as a vigilante hacker, have been quite strong.

Finally, the period detective drama “Aquarius’ has been renewed for a second season. David Duchovny stars as an LAPD cop on the hunt for Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony).

The show was an experiment for NBC who made the entire season available online following the TV premiere. Whilst the linear ratings have been soft, NBC has touted the show’s digital numbers as strong enough to earn the series a renewal.

Source: Variety