The future of Amazon Prime Video’s groundbreaking series “Transparent” has been in doubt ever since star Jeffrey Tambor was fired over accusations of sexual harassment on the set.
However, a fifth and final season is in the works, with Amazon confirming the show’s return during a Saturday panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, currently underway in Beverly Hills.
Speaking to reporters, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke confirmed a fifth season was coming. As IndieWire reports, Salke kept details under wraps, only saying that “we are planning a season 5 of the show. It exists. We know exactly what it is creatively.”
Salke added that she had met with “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway earlier this week, revealing Soloway “came in with what she’s excited about beyond ‘Transparent.’ So stay tuned the next week or two.”
Salke also told reporters she wished she was able to divulge details of Soloway’s plans for Tambor’s character, Maura Pfefferman, explaining that “we trIed to accelerate some news. We couldn’t get it done in time.”
Tambor, who won two Emmys for his portrayal of the show’s transgender protagonist, was fired from the show following an Amazon Studios investigation sparked by allegations of sexual harassment from the actor’s assistant, Van Jones, and “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette, both of whom are transgender.