The superstore is currently running its fifth season. The season concludes on 16 April. The show also got renewed for a sixth season. News of Ferrera leaving the show came two weeks after the series got renewed.
In a statement, Ferrera said. “The last five years on Superstore have been some of the most rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career.”
She added. “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.” Ferrera’s representatives did not comment further on the actor’s reasons to leave the series. Ferrera had her first child in 2018 and is now expecting her second child this year.
Ferrera plays the character of Amy at Superstore. Besides starring, she also executive produced and directed four episodes of the comedy. Ferrera featured in two famous TV series, ABC’s Ugly Betty and NBC’s Superstore.
About Ferrera, Universal TV president Pearlena Igbokwe said. "America is a force of nature who not only pours her heart and soul into acting and producing on Superstore but into the many causes and initiatives she supports. Over the last five seasons, she has earned our gratitude and respect."