Transparent unlikely to return in 2018 after Jeffrey Tambor scandal
Hit show Transparent looks unlikely to return to screens this year for a fifth series after the show’s lead was expelled from the cast after being accused of a swathe of sexual assault allegations.
The announcement comes two weeks after the studio said that they would not be inviting disgraced actor Jeffrey Tambor to continue as Maura Pfefferman in the hit series.
With this in mind, creator Jill Soloway and the studio have pushed back filming to begin at the end of the year, possibly in December, Hollywood Reporter said in an exclusive.
The actor, who plays transgender lead Maura, was ejected from the show when co-star Trace Lysette – alleged that the actor had “made many sexual advances and comments”.
The actor’s former assistant also accused the actor of groping her and making inappropriate comments.
He also threatened her in case she shared her experiences.
“I am profoundly disappointed in Amazon’s handling of these false accusations against me,” Tambor said in a statement.
“I am even more disappointed in Jill Soloway’s unfair characterization of me as someone who would ever cause harm to any of my fellow cast mates. In our four-year history of working together on this incredible show, these accusations have NEVER been revealed or discussed directly with me or anyone at Amazon.”
It is not just the show that is in transition in the wake of the #metoo allegations that shed light on the rampant sexual assault and harassment taking place in the film and TV industry.
Amazon Studio’s Jennifer Salke was brought in last month to replace accused Roy Price as head of Amazon Studios.
Producer of Man In The High Castle, Isa Hackett, who is a lesbian, said that the big wig shouted “you will love my dick” and “anal sex” at her during the 2015 Comic Con.