Transparent centers on Mort who gathers his three adult kids - Ali, Sarah and Joshua - for a talk about the future, but everyone is shocked to learn that it’s not a financial inheritance at stake, but rather the complex legacy of a secret life as a transgender. Everyone’s relationship - to the world, themselves, and each other - through the lens of boundaries, intimacy, sex and gender - is about to change.
Amazon confirmed today that Transparent will still be returning for a fifth season, and that it will be its last. It has been nearly one year since the dramedy was originally picked up for Season 5, but there was doubt about its future after star Jeffrey Tambor left the series in February following allegations of on-set sexual harassment.
The series had been one of Amazon Studios' strongest original entries until the controversy hit, garnering plenty of critical acclaim throughout its run while picking up numerous awards including eight Emmys and two Golden Globes.
With its lead gone, a way forward for the show was not clear. And while details on just what Season 5 will look like are still unknown, today Amazon assured fans that they will indeed get some long-awaited closure. As for when to expect a return, it appears that it will be 2019 at the earliest.