How will Transparent continue with its lead character? Recently, star Jay Duplass spoke with The Daily Beast about the future of the Amazon TV show.
As reported earlier, Jeffrey Tambor has left the comedy-drama amid allegations of sexual misconduct and will be absent from the show’s upcoming fifth season. The cast also includes Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Rob Huebel, and Kathryn Hahn.
In the interview, Duplass says Transparent creator Jill Soloway is still trying to figure out how the show will look without Tambor:
We all want it to continue. I think right now where Jill [Soloway] is at is just trying to figure out what that looks like. It’s interesting. To some people, it seems impossible without Maura. But I don’t know.”
Duplass says season five may focus on Maura’s (Tambor) children instead:
“For me, Maura is about Jill’s parent, who transitioned from being a man to being a woman. But Jill, themself, has been going through this transition where Jill is moving to a place that I think is more representative of where non-gender conformity is going, which is not a binary state — ‘I was a man, now I’m a woman.’ Gaby’s character Ali is now embodying that more immediate, more imminent journey. So, from a creative standpoint, I don’t think any of us feel like it’s a dead end without Maura.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Transparent? Will you watch the next season?