Jeffrey Tambor Officially Exits “Transparent” Ahead of Season 5

Actor Jeffrey Tambor, who plays Maura Pfefferman in Transparent, is officially no longer a part of the show

After confirming that the series will return to a 5th season, E! News now confirms with Amazon that Tambor will not be returning to the hit comedy.

After Tambor’s exit was confirmed, Transparent showrunner Jill Soloway released the following statement:

“I have great respect and admiration for Van Barnes and Trace Lysette, whose courage in speaking out about their experience on Transparent is an example of the leadership this moment in our culture requires. We are grateful to the many trans people who have supported our vision for Transparent since its inception and remain heartbroken about the pain and mistrust their experience has generated in our community. We are taking definitive action to ensure our workplace respects the safety and dignity of every individual, and are taking steps to heal as a family.”

No comments were made as to how Tambor’s exit will be handled in season 5.