Transparent Season 5 has been further delayed in the wake of Jeffrey Tambor‘s controversial exit from the Amazon series.
Per THR, production on the fifth season of the comedy-drama is likely to resume December 2018, meaning the new episodes wont be released until deep into 2019:
It is unclear just how much the new episodes will have to be rewritten, but Soloway and her team — including Jill Gordon, who takes over as showrunner for season five — have months to finalize a plan. (While all of the actors who play Pfeffermans — including Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffmann — have their own story arcs, Tambor’s storyline has always been at the center of the show.)
It remains unclear if Amazon plans to recast the character — the series in the past had taken heat for not casting a trans actress for the role — or write out the center of the series.
Amazon did not state Season 5 as the last in the series, leaving a path open to Season 6 — or cancellation.
How do you feel about the long wait for more Transparent? Should Season 5 be the last in the series, or do you want a sixth season or beyond?
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of
Transparent Season 6…