Cable network FX has announced plans to
broadcast a new drama about the life of a father who realizes he's a
transsexual. The show is the latest work of Nip/Tuck creator
Ryan Murphy, reports Variety.
The currently untitled show dramatizes
a father's realization at being a woman and his subsequent pursuit to
transition. The protagonist is a gynecologist who shares a medical
practice with his father. Murphy says the series will also show the
effect his transition has on his family and career.
Murphy hopes to stretch the show for
“The first season deals with the
revelation of his secret. In the second season, he begins dressing
like a woman. The third covers the surgery, and his inherent doubts
about going through with it, and by the fourth season, he's living as
a woman and attempting to find love,” Murphy told Variety.
Murphy co-created the drama with writer
Brad Falchuk (Nip/Tuck). Together, they wrote the pilot. Brad
Pitt and Dede Gardner, along with Murphy, will produce the show.
Gay & lesbian cable channel here!
has announced plans to broadcast the highly acclaimed Channel 4 (UK)
series Sugar Rush. The show follows the life of Kim, a
15-year old girl from middle-class stock, who is obsessively in love
with her friend Sugar, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
Channel 4 describes the show as a
“riotous exploration of what it means to be young, horny and queer
in 21st century Britain.”
Rush is loosely based on the Julie Burchill novel of the
The British series has previously won
the Children and Young People Award at the British Emmys in 2006 and
was nominated by the British Academy of Film and Television Award in
2006 for Best Drama Series.
“We are thrilled to announce the
acquisition of this jewel of a television series for our network.
Sugar Rush is a highly-compelling character-driven series
which appeals to our growing lesbian audience. It already has a
large British following and we are confident that American audiences
will be just as enthralled by this wonderful show,” said Mark
Reinhart, General Manager and Executive Vice President Distribution
and Acquisitions, in a press release.
Sugar Rush is set to debut on
here! this fall.
Photo credit Channel 4.