“Transparent” musical finale gives cast a chance to heal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway says they know wrapping up the award-winning series with a musical finale is a risk, but risks are part of the show’s DNA.

Soloway joined sibling and executive producer Faith Soloway and the cast of the Amazon series during a Television Critics Association meeting to talk about the fitting conclusion for the characters as they mourn the loss of one of the show’s central characters, played by Jeffrey Tambor, who left the show last year after allegations of sexual harassment.

Approaching the death of Tambor’s character with a musical gave the cast a creative outlet to also mourn their own loss, Jill Soloway said.

The “Transparent” musical finale, which debuts Sept. 27, concludes a series that broke barriers with its representation of LGBTQ characters on screen.

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