Transparent was renewed for a fifth season shortly before its fourth premiered this past September. But according to a new article from the New York Times, no final decision has been made just yet. This was based on a statement from Tambor in which decried the current "toxic atmosphere" and the "politicisation" on-set, leading him to say it was "very hard for me to see how I can possibly return".
On Wednesday, a rep for Jeffrey Tambor revealed that the actor may not be leaving Transparent after all.
Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life.
In response, Amazon launched an investigation, speaking to both members of the "Transparent" production and Tambor personally, per the studio's policy.
Now The New York Times reports that Tambor's staying put, citing a "representative for the actor [who] disclosed to The Times recently that, in fact, Mr. Tambor had no plans to quit".
Tambor released a second statement following Lysette's allegations.
After the allegations emerged, Tambor seemed to be stepping down from the show. After being accused of sexual harassment by co-star Trace Lysette and a former personal assistant, Van Barnes, the actor announced that he was standing down from the popular show.
"This is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago", the Emmy victor said in a statement to Deadline. In the statement, he also said he was "deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue". Amazon is now conducting an investigation into the allegations, but, according to the Times, the show writers are now working on the next season, which was renewed in August. Tambor's Maura, however, was the driving force behind the show.
Tambor has won two Emmys and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman on Jill Soloway's comedy/drama series.