Bruce Jenner Could Appear on Second Season of Jill Soloway’s Transgender Show ‘Transparent’


It has only been two days since Bruce Jenner revealed he would like to be called Caitlyn on the cover of this month’s issue of Vanity Fair, and the television offers are already rolling in.

On Tuesday, Jill Soloway, creator of Amazon’s Golden Globe-winning transgender television show Transparent, revealed that Jenner has already been invited to appear in the show’s upcoming second season.

“I don’t know if she’d want to act, but we definitely want to incorporate the fact that she came out into this season,” Soloway told Variety at the Brass Ring Awards at the Beverly Hilton. “Just to have that base conversation somewhere in a scene, for sure.”

Soloway’s Transparent follows a Los Angeles family as they adapt to the transition of their father (played by Jeffrey Tambor) into a woman. The show picked up the Golden Globe for Best Television Series at this year’s awards, and Tambor earned an acting nod for his performance as Maura Pfefferman.

“I feel like the change in the transgender community has happened because of the lived lives of trans people. There is a sea change happening right now, a revolution and we’re definitely in there a part of it,” Soloway told Variety while reflecting on her show. “Sometimes I just trip on the fact that [Jenner]’s the patriarch of the most famous family on the planet. There’s an international resonance with people recognizing that trans people are people too.”

Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover took the Internet by storm when it was released Monday. His new Twitter account, @Caitlyn_Jenner, amassed 1 million followers in just four hours, breaking a record previously held by President Obama for fastest to 1 million followers.

Soloway, who has said that Transparent is based on her own experiences with her transgender father, said that when a family member transitions, “the whole family transitions.”

“If one person becomes more authentic, everyone comes to be more authentic,” Soloway told Variety. “If you’re not being yourself, you can’t have an honest communication with someone who is being themselves. So everyone really grows from it. It calls everyone into their higher self.”

While it hasn’t yet been confirmed whether Jenner will accept a role on the hit Amazon show, the reality TV star and former Olympian has at least one other project in the works: I Am Cait, an eight-part, one-hour documentary series that will follow Jenner as he begins to live his “new normal.”

Watch: First Promo for E!’s I Am Cait:


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