After the allegations made against star Jeffrey Tambor, the future of Amazon’s Transparent was uncertain.
Following a comment about the show’s future from Tambor’s costar Judith Light, who play Shelly Pfefferman, EW has confirmed with Amazon that season 5 of Transparent is definitely happening.
“As far as what I can tell you right now, it looks like we’re going back for our fifth season,” Light said. “That’s all I really know, and that’s all I can really tell you. The truth is, I really don’t know more than that. I hope we do, and I’m pretty sure that we will.”
After the allegations were made, Tambor issued a statement acknowledging that his future on the show is unclear, “I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue. Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to Transparent.”
There’s no information if and in what capacity Maura Pfefferman, played by Tambor, will return to the show, but his rep did say at the time to The New York Times, “What he said was that given the toxic atmosphere and the politicization on the set, it’s very hard for him to see how he can possibly return. But no final decision for next year has been made, either by Jeffrey or by Amazon.”