AceShowbiz - The fate of "Transparent" season 5 has been in a limbo following sexual misconduct allegations against star %cJeffrey Tambor%. However, %cJudith Light% assures fans that the critically-acclaimed Amazon series will soon be returning for a new season.
"As far as what I can tell you right now, it looks like we're going back for our fifth season," Light, who portrays Shelly Pfefferman, tells Entertainment Weekly. "That's all I really know, and that's all I can really tell you. The truth is, I really don't know more than that. I hope we do, and I’m pretty sure that we will."
The site also states that Amazon has confirmed that there will be a season 5 of "Transparent", though it remains to be seen whether the new season will see Tambor reprising his role as Maura Pfefferman.
Tambor was previously accused of sexual harassment by his former assistant Van Barner and "Transparent" co-star %cTrace Lysette%. Barner, a 42-year-old transgender actress, took to Facebook to accuse the actor of behaving in a sexually inappropriate manner toward her. Meanwhile, Lysette claimed that Tambor wanted to "attack [her] sexually." She claimed Tambor had stood on her feet to prevent her from moving as he rubbed up against her and began to make "quick, discreet thrusts back and forth against my body."
Following the allegations, Tambor released a statement which read, "I've already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue." He continued, "Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don't see how I can return to 'Transparent'," sparking speculation that he exited the show.
However, his publicist Allan Mayer later clarified to The New York Times that the actor hasn't decided whether he would stay or depart from the series. "What he said was that given the toxic atmosphere and the politicization on the set, it's very hard for him to see how he can possibly return. But no final decision for next year has been made, either by Jeffrey or by Amazon," Mayer explained.