Transgender comedy returns
BBC Two has commissioned a second series of Boy Meets Girl.
The comedy series, written by Elliott Kerrigan, Simon Carlyle and Andrew Mettam, follows a love story between an older transgender woman, Judy (Rebecca Root) and Leo (Harry Hepple), a younger cisgender male.
Series two will see them navigate their relationship through new choppy waters. It’s not easy getting to really know another person when you don’t have a place of your own! Judy will befriend a young transgender man and Leo will embrace the world of work. Tony (Nigel Betts) will have to decide how to spend his redundancy money and Jackie (Lizzie Roper) will discover love. Pam (Denise Welch) and Peggy (Janine Duvitski) will compete to see who can be the most supportive mother and James (Jonny Dixon) might just have to find a job! Last time Leo proposed to Judy she laughed at the very idea. Will he ever find the courage to try again?
Made Tiger Aspect, Boy Meets Girl has been been applauded for its sensitive but warm and accessible portrayal, recently winning the Trans Media Award at the Stonewall Awards.
Shane Allen, BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning, said: “This series demonstrates comedy’s unique ability to bring insight, warmth and understanding to challenging subjects, and encapsulates the three bedrocks of the BBC’s duty to inform, educate and entertain. A welcome return for this warm-hearted love story with a twist. Expect lots more out and out bawdy comedy alongside some very tender and touching moments in this very modern take on a rom-com.”
Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, added: “Boy Meets Girl ventured into territory that classic sitcom has never seen before in Britain, but did it with a warmth and an authenticity that BBC Two viewers really responded to, and I can’t wait to see what happens next for Judy, Leo and all the other wonderful cast of characters.”
Boy Meets Girl is due to go into production in Manchester in February for transmission in 2016.