After a year of ups and downs, it looks like Amazon’s Transparent will be staying down for good following the upcoming fifth season. Since the streaming network’s firing of series star Jeffrey Tambor due to sexual misconduct allegations, many were unsure just how the series would go on without Maura Pfefferman and it looks like they were correct. In a profile on the series for The Hollywood Reporter, series creator Jill Soloway confirmed that she and the writing staff had been working diligently to restructure the show post-Tambor, but also that the upcoming season would be show’s last.
“Hopefully [the season] sets the Pfeffermans up with some sort of beautiful reclaiming. I think we’re going to get there with some time,” she said.
Soloway has not given any indication as to how Maura’s character will be written out of the show, but Tambor told THR that he is “disappointed she won’t get to find her significant other.”
Transparent has won 42 awards including Emmy and Golden Globe wins for Tambor’s performance. The series has also won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. The show, which premiered in 2014, had been a huge win and groundbreaking series for Amazon Studios who had just entered the original series market, so the loss will surely be felt at the network.
Are you sad to see Transparent end? What do you think will happen to Maura’s character?
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