Now that the series finale of Transparent has aired, the cast and crew took a moment to reflect.
LA Live’s Regal theater held a Pfefferman family reunion in which TV matriarch Judith Light met up with her on-screen children played by Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass. Noticeably missing was Jeffrey Tambor who portrayed titular character, Maura Pfefferman, but was fired following allegations of harassment.
It was a happy moment for series creator Jill Soloway who exclaimed, “Whoopee!”
“It feels like a gigantic celebration, like a hot air balloon going up in the sky,” she said. She also went on to explain the decision to end the show with a musical.
“I think because of all the chaos — and all of the ways in which our show had to re-examine who we were — having a musical gave us a new path forward, a new reason to be. This isn’t just like putting a button on the series,” she said. “It’s kind of like transitioning — twirling and flying into a new direction.”
Soloway also teased that we might get to see more of the Pfeffermans, saying, “I would love to do a sequel, a tri-quel, a Pfefferman family cruise for the Jewish high holidays, whatever! I’ll do anything.”
Variety was first to report the story.