A couple of months ago it was announced that BBC2 were doing a sitcom with a transgender character. I should've discussed it back then but now we know that the show is called Boy Meets Girl and that it's coming soon.
The six part series, starring trans comedienne and actress Rebecca Root focuses on the developing relationship between 40 year old Judy (Root) and 26 year old Leo (Harry Hepple) with former Loose Woman panellist Denise Welch in a supporting role as Leo's mother, Pam. Other cast members include Janine Duvitski, Nigel Betts, Lizzie Roper, Jonny Dixon and Jayden Lowther
Created by Elliott Kerrigan and also written with Simon Carlyle and Andrew Mettam, the former was discovered through the Trans Comedy Award, a 2013 BBC talent search for scripts with positive portrayals of transgender characters.
Having watched the trailer for this show, I'm definitely intrigued by this one. There's something rather sweet and funny about this show and it's high time to have an openly transgender character and actress leading a sitcom as well. Im pretty unaware of Root's previous work but she seems fantastic from what was shown in the trailer.
Press Release/Trailer: http://attitude.co.uk/watch-the-trailer-for-britains-first-trans-sitcom-boy-meets-girl/
Boy Meets Girl will air on BBC2 Thursdays 9.30pm from September 3rd.