Written by playwright-musician Kyle Jarrow, ZErevolves around a Texas teenager who announces that she is transgendered and will be living life as a boy. As his dysfunctional family spirals into identity crises of their own, he discovers that despite his appearance, he may be the most well-adjusted of them all.
Milk's Michael London will executive produce the CBS TV Studios project.
The project's title, ZE, refers to the gender neutral pronoun.
Past plays by Jarrow, who penned 2010's Armless, include the satirical musical, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, which earned him an Obie Award in 2004. London is an executive producer on Amazon's Betas comedy series.