The first teaser trailer for the musical series finale of "Transparent" opens with the passing of Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) and follows the reactions of her family — ex-wife Shelly (Judith Light) and their children (Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass).
Jill Soloway's groundbreaking dramedy is ending after four seasons without Emmy-winning star Tambor, who was fired last year over sexual misconduct allegations.
The loss sets off "a journey hilarious and melancholy, brazen and bold. As they face this new transition, they confront grief and come together to celebrate connection, joy, and transformation."
Shelly confronts her grief by breaking into songs like "Your Boundary Is My Trigger." The musical will feature other cast members in song-and-dance numbers as well.
Creator Soloway and sister/executive producer Faith Solowy said, "When the time came to bring the 'Transparent' journey to a close, it was clear that saying goodbye to Maura was our path forward. In this musical finale, we dramatize the death of Maura in an odyssey of comedy and melancholy told through the joyful prism of melody and dance."
They continued, "As we reflect on the process we began so many years ago to bring Maura Pfefferman to the screen, we hope this tribute to the meaning her story brought to the public consciousness also marks a moment in time where art-makers recognize the importance of trans actors playing trans characters. Everything changes, and we are grateful to make art that will live on as a bridge from this era to the next. As the world transforms, so does the Pfefferman family. 'Transparent' is not ending, it is transitioning into a musical, becoming itself over and over again."