-Ben Feldman recently revealed that the cast and crew of Superstore were shocked to learn that America Ferrera would be leaving the series.
-America informed Ben of her exit shortly before his directorial debut as the news would be coming out during the shooting of the episode and she didn't want him to feel upstaged or frustrated by the news.
-The rest of the cast and crew learned of the news while filming the episode and with the rest of the world.
-He believes that America's decision to leave the series came late into the season as the writers were not originally writing towards her exit as far as he knows.
-With production shut down and the season wrapped before the proper finale due to Coronavirus, America's exit will not happen in the current season. She has alluded that she will give her character a proper send off sometime when the show starts production on Season 6.
Do you think Actors should notify their cast mates ahead of news of their depature?