Despite axe from Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor will return to Arrested Development
Former Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor will not be ejected from the upcoming season of Netflix show Arrested Development, despite sexual harassment claims.
Tambor starred in Amazon’s transgender-themed comedy Transparent as ageing trans woman Maura Pfefferman.
However he was sacked from the show in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, which included claims he made advances towards transgender co-star Trace Lysette.
Amazon confirmed earlier this year that Tambor had been axed from the show, leaving its future in doubt without its lead.
But he has been allowed to return to a separate TV project.
Netflix confirmed to CNN this week that Tambor would be part of the upcoming fifth season of Arrested Development.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the show “wrapped production on its new batch of episodes in November, right around when the accusations surfaced”.
Netflix has junked several projects to other embattled stars like Kevin Spacey, and ordered a complete re-write of House of Cards, so the decision to stick by Tambor has raised eyebrows among fans.
Some members of the Arrested Development cast have previously made public their support of Tambor despite the allegations.
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