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First Ever Trans Lead Character Coming To U.S. Prime Time TV

  • A new drama about a transgender teenager has been green-lit by US broadcaster The CW. Ze will revolve around a female-to-male transgender teen and his family.

    After the teenager comes out to his family and starts living as a male, his already dysfunctional family spin into identity crises of their own, leaving him to discover he is the most well-adjusted of them all.

    Ze will be penned by Brooklyn-based writer-playwright Kyle Jarrow and executive produced by Michael London, known for his work on the Oscar-winning biopic Milk, about San Francisco gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk.

    The show is a first in the USA, as no prime time show has had a trans lead character before. (Trans characters have had their own shows in other countries.)

      July 6, 2014 5:26 PM BST
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