Caitlyn Jenner is set to make an appearance on the next season of Amazon's award-winning series Transparent. Showrunner Jill Soloway revealed as much at the GLAAD Media Awards this weekend, where she told the Associated Press that having Jenner on the show was "a dream come true."
"We are all part of the same community," said Soloway. "A lot of the transwomen who work on our show are also in her show, I Am Cait. Lots of crossover. Lots of friends."
"We are all part of the same community."
Jenner, who came out with a splash last year on the cover of Vanity Fair, quickly became one of the most prominent trans people in the country. The cover, along with the continued success of stars like Laverne Cox, spoke to the increasing visibility of trans men and women in media. However, her rise hasn't been without controversy. The former Olympian, a Republican, recently came out in support of presidential candidate Ted Cruz, but was forced to walk back her endorsement in a promo for I Am Cait after Cruz spoke against transgender equality issues.
Her appearance on Transparent, however, speaks to her stature as well as the importance of the show in today's TV landscape. Starring Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman, the series follows the Pfefferman family after Maura comes out, dealing with gender, relationships, and prejudice over the course of two seasons. Last year, the show won five Emmys, including Best Actor for Tambor and Best Directing for Soloway. While it's not clear what role Jenner will play, it's almost certain to make waves later this year.