Superstore lead actress and executive producer America Ferrera will say goodbye to the role of manager Amy Sosa in the season 5 finale.
America Ferrera released a statement on the decision, saying that “the last five years on Superstore have been some of the most rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career. Producing, directing and acting with this wonderful cast and crew has given me opportunities to grow as a person and storyteller. I’m so grateful to my partners at NBC and Universal Television for the support and belief they have always placed in the show, and I’m most thankful to the brilliant Justin Spitzer for creating the funny, smart and relevant world of Superstore and inviting me to be a part of it. As I start the next chapter for my family and career, I wish only the best, and much continued success, to my beloved Superstore family.”
While there’s no word from either NBC or America Ferrera’s reps as to why the actress has decided to leave the successful series before the end of her contract, there seems to be no public bad blood regarding the decision.
In the same statement, Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, who are co-presidents of NBC Entertainment scripted programming, said: “America’s immeasurable contributions to Superstore, both in front of and behind the camera as well as an ambassador for the show, can’t possibly be quantified. We feel so fortunate to call her both a colleague and friend.”
The NBC comedy has already been renewed for a sixth season, but it’s one that we now know will not include the Cloud 9 manager. Though there have been no details as to what the storyline might be for Amy to leave the show, there have been hints during the show’s recent season that Amy Sosa might be moving up to Cloud 9 corporate. Looks like fans will have to wait and see.
The Superstore season 5 finale will premiere on April 23, 2020.