A Transgender ‘Switch’

It bills itself as “the first transgender sitcom in the history of television.”

Amazon Prime’s Transparent?

No, a series called The Switch: Work, Love, Mortal Danger, which features a transgender actor in the leading role, four other transgender stars, and a transgender showrunner. This contrasts with other shows and movies like The Danish Girl, Transparent and 3 Generations “that lack transgender stars, producers, and often creatives,” said Vancouver-based production company Trembling Void Studios.

The Switch debuted this week for $3 on Revry, and will be available via Amazon on June 19, iTunes on June 30, and Google Play on July 15.

The six-episode series follows Sü [Nyla Rose], a trans woman who leaves America “with the dream of coming out and restarting her life in Canada – only to wind up couch-surfing with her ex, Chris [showrunner Amy Fox], an adorable ecoterrorist. What follows is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment…”

The Switch originally ran last year on Canada’s OutTV cable network. For more info, visit the series’ website.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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