“Cloud 9” is losing its manager.
America Ferrera, 35, is leaving the NBC show “Superstore” and will depart after Season 5 ends on April 16.
The actress, who stars in and executive produces the comedy, was vague about her reasons but reiterated her support for the series from creator Justin Spitzer and Universal Television in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The last five years on ‘Superstore’ have been some of the most rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career,” she told THR. “Producing, directing and acting with this wonderful cast and crew has given me opportunities to grow as a person and storyteller… 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.”
Currently, Ferrera is executive producing Netflix comedy “Gentefied”. On Jan. 1, she also announced that she’s pregnant with her second child with husband Ryan Piers Williams.
The show, which co-stars Ben Feldman and follows the employees of “Cloud 9,” a fictional Walmart-type store in St. Louis, Missouri, is already renewed for a Season 6, so it will be walking the well-worn path of “The Office” continuing without Steve Carell or “The Vampire Diaries” without Nina Dobrev.
Ferrera’s last episode will air on April 16th.