The Sundance Channel Developing T; New Scripted Series About a Transgender Man

The Sundance Channel , which has a strong history of diverse portrayals of LGBT people, just announced its slate of scripted series currently in development and includes T, the story of a young transgender man named Terrence who recently underwent gender reassignment surgery.

The series, which is produced by Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp (This American Life) and written by Anya Epstein and Dan Futterman (In Treatment, Capote), will look at both Terrence’s struggles to find himself in the present, as well as his past as a lesbian advocate in college.  If T makes it to air, the character will be joining the very few representations of trans men on scripted series, most notably Adam Torres of Degrassi who was the first regular transgender teen character to appear on a scripted television program.

This won’t be first time The Sundance Channel has featured a series tackling the subject matter.  In 2005, the network aired TransGeneration, a documentary series about trans college students which won a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Documentary category.