Set and filmed in and around Manchester, Boy Meets Girl was discovered through a BBC talent search which offered up to £5,000 for the best script that promoted a positive portrayal of transgender characters.
The six part show is the UK’s first transgender sitcom and is being produced by Tiger Aspect for BBC Two.
Created by Elliott Kerrigan and written by Elliott Kerrigan and Simon Carlyle, it will be set and filmed in and around Manchester.
The BBC has released the following series description:
Leo’s had a bad day. He’s been fired (again), is being given a hard time by his mum and, to cap it all, his blind date fails to show up. But then he bumps into Judy and finds himself deeply attracted to this surprising and beguiling woman.
They bond over drinks and, unfazed by the fact that there’s a bit of an age gap between them, arrange to meet the following evening. Leo’s mother is unhappy that he’s having dinner with an older woman.
But Leo doesn’t care what she thinks; he knows that he’s just met someone very special.