Following Jeff Garlin‘s previous departure from the series, The Goldbergs producers have reportedly made a decision regarding his original character. According to Entertainment Weekly, Murray Goldberg — the family patriarch — will be murdered at the start of season five. Showrunner Alex Barnow revealed the news in an new interview.
Murray will have been deceased for several months when The Goldbergs Season 10 starts, according to Barnow. “This is going to be a family that has not reconciled the fact that their father’s gone but has sort of moved on and has dealt with a lot of that,” he added. “We’re starting with optimism about [Erica’s] baby coming and looking forward to the future. It’s an opportunity for this interesting emotional basis for the way people are behaving.”
It was announced in December that producers and Garlin had reached an agreement for him to leave the series. While Garlin is no longer on The Goldbergs, fans may rest assured that not all of the show’s established characters are departing. According to THR, Wendi McLendon-Covey recently signed a new contract with Sony Pictures Television, which includes an option for the show to be renewed for an 11th season. According to sources, the deal includes an option for The Goldbergs to continue.
Vanishing from his starring role on The Goldbergs, Garlin pre-addressed the attentive public in a Vanity Fair interview with journalist Maureen Ryan.Garlin specified that “No, I have not been fired from The Goldbergs.” but instead left of his own accord. No specific allegations were mentioned, but Garlin stated that no one had come to him personally, aside from the HR representatives tasked with investigating possible claims. He also noted having met with them three times over three years.
“If I said something silly and offensive, and I’m working at an insurance company, I think it’s a different situation,” he said during the interview I wanted a gun range on set, and I was demanding it. If I, as the star of the show, required a gun range and on-set firing every day, and I was a little bit loose – to me, that’s an unsafe workplace environment.
If I intimidated my coworkers, that would be a hazardous work environment. None of that goes on ever with me That’s not who I am I’m sorry to disappoint you, but there isn’t much of a narrative. The upcoming season of The Goldbergs will explore the theme of political correctness.
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