Trans Rom-Com "Boy Meets Girl" Renewed For Second Season

The award-winning series has been praised for depicting trans storylines in an affirming manner.

BBC Two has announced the groundbreaking rom-com Boy Meets Girl, which examines the love affair between a transgender woman and her much younger cisgender boyfriend, will return to British airwaves for a second season in 2016.

BBC reports the second season will find the series' main character Judy, played by transgender actress Rebecca Root, befriending a trans man while her boyfriend Leo, played by Harry Hepple, focuses on his career.

Boy Meets Girl made history when it premiered in September 2015 as the first BBC comedy to focus on transgender issues, and also the first to include a lead transgender actor. It went on to win creator Elliot Kerrigan a Trans Comedy Award for outstanding work in depicting trans characters in an affirming manner.

The first season ended with Judy and Leo winning the support of each other's families.

"Following the overwhelmingly joyous response to series one, the team have worked tirelessly to develop series two of this incredibly important comedy," said BBC Comedy Commissioning Editor Kristian Smith. "Boy Meets Girl returns exploring all the new comic turns in Leo and Judy's romance; we will see some surprising shifts in some of their family members as attitudes and circumstances have changed since we last saw them. This year, we will also explore a whole new Trans experience."

BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen added, "Expect lots more out and out bawdy comedy alongside some very tender and touching moments in this very modern take on a rom-com."

Check out a teaser for Boy Meets Girl's first season below.

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