‘Transparent’ showrunner reveals how series will wrap Maura’s story in finale
The showrunner for Amazon’s Transparent has finally let fans in on how the series will address Maura’s absence following the sexual assault allegations against star Jeffrey Tambor.
According to the Los Angeles Times, series creator Jill Soloway has revealed that they’ll be killing Maura off in light of Tambor’s departure from the project.
Fans of the character can rest easy knowing the series plans to give Maura a proper sendoff when Transparent’s musical series finale airs.
The episode is set to shine a spotlight on Maura’s passing from the get-go. From there, we’ll see the Pfefferman family coming to terms with her death.
In Soloway’s interview with the Times, the series creator hinted that mourning Maura also serves as a way for the cast to come to terms with Tambor’s departure.
“We were all mourning in many ways, and we all had to process together,” said Soloway in the interview. “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 accused of sexual harassment by his former personal assistant in November 2017. Though he released a statement denying the allegations shortly after, the actor chose to leave Transparent after Amazon opened up an investigation into his behavior.
Amazon has yet to announce an airdate for the Transparent finale, but it’s expected to be released sometime later this year.