Jeffrey Tambor Will Appear In Next Season Of 'Arrested Development'

Jeffrey Tambor Will Appear In Next Season Of 'Arrested Development'

Amazon cut all ties with the Emmy-winning actor following claims of sexual harassment from co-star Trace Lysette and Tambor's own former assistant Van Barnes. Yet, Amazon conducted an investigation and Tambor left the show.

The Emmy-winning Transparent star was sacked in February following a three-month investigation into allegations that he had sexually harassed a Transparent guest star and a former assistant, leading to questions about his role in the upcoming season of Arrested Development.

The news follows an open letter earlier this week from creator Mitch Hurwitz, who promised a chronological version of the show's fourth season, and the fifth season "very soon". It is unclear though if his return in Season 5 seals his fate with the series. Arrested Development will return to Netflix ...

Tambor's co-star David Cross, aka "never-nude" Tobias Fünke, told amNewYork in February that he was fully behind Tambor's return.

The cast of "Arrested Development" has voiced their support of their co-star, with David Cross telling a local NY newspaper, "I can't speak for everybody, but I know there are a number of us who stand behind him". Tambor had denied all the accusations, and many had wondered whether he will be included in the latest season of the long-running series.

In November, Netflix scrapped plans to release a second comedy special with Louis C.K. after misconduct claims stretching back decades were published in The New York Times.

Netflix greenlit the much-anticipated fifth season last May, before the allegations surfaced. The change came after a BuzzFeed article exposed alleged unwanted sexual advances by Spacey involving actor Anthony Rapp. "The goal was that by the end of the season a unified story of cause and effect would emerge for the viewer - full of surprises about how the Bluths were responsible for most of the misery they had endured".

A Netflix spokeswoman did not provide any further insight into the streaming service's decision involving Tambor.

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