Transparent to end after one final season following Jeffrey Tambor sexual harassment scandal
Amazon’s transgender-themed show Transparent will end following one final season – after allegations were levelled at lead actor Jeffrey Tambor.
Tambor starred as ageing trans woman Maura Pfefferman in the hit show, but was fired from earlier this year after allegations he made sexual advances towards co-star Trace Lysette and sexually harassed ex-assistant Van Barnes.
Both accusers are transgender.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter this week, Soloway confirmed that the show would return for one final season. Tambor will have no involvement, having been officially axed from the show in February after an internal investigation of his conduct.
Soloway told the outlet she that she feels “a tiny bit like we are going to be OK” following months of controversy, adding: “Hopefully [the last season] sets the Pfeffermans up with some sort of beautiful reclaiming. I think we’re going to get there with some time.”
However, the Hollywood Reporter piece poured fresh controversy on the scandal – with revelations that both Jill Soloway and her sister Faith Soloway, neither of whom are transgender, had sent private messages to Tambor appearing to voice suspicion that the accusers were a part of a “coup” seeking to oust the actor from the part because he was a male actor playing a trans woman.
Faith Soloway, who is a writer and producer on the show, wrote to Tambor: “We are in a coup. You are fucking fantastic. You have changed the world. We have changed the world. We will get through this. Love, love, love, Faith.”
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