Amazon's "Transparent" is slated to return for a musical series finale this fall, and creator Jill Soloway has at last revealed how the episode will handle the absence of Jeffrey Tambor after his firing last year.
Soloway spoke about their plans with The Los Angeles Times, telling the publication that Tambor's character, Maura Pfefferman, will die early in the series finale. Fans will then see the remaining family members mourn, which Soloway indicated mirrors what the cast and crew went through in real life.
"We all had to process together," the creator told The Times. "It was important [for the show] to go through all those stages. The show has always been a reflection of who we were and we were mourning our own narrative."
Tambor was ousted from the show in February 2018 after there were allegations of sexual misconduct against him. (He denied the accusations when they came to light in late 2017.) Without him, his co-stars Judith Light (Shelly), Amy Landecker (Sarah), Jay Duplass (Josh), and Gaby Hoffmann (Ali) will close out the Pfeffermans' "Transparent" story. They'll be joined by Kathryn Hahn, Cherry Jones, Melora Hardin, Tig Notaro, Rob Huebel, and Trace Lysette, all of whom have appeared on the show before.
The final chapter takes a different approach than the ones before it in that it's a musical episode. The songs serve a very specific purpose: "We felt like we needed a different way of looking at the family," Soloway said.
The series finale's premiere date remains to be announced.
[via: The LA Times]
This article has been updated.