UK's the BBC has commissioned the nation's first transgender comedy series.

Boy Meets Girl looks at the developing relationship between 26-year-old Leo and 40-year-old Judy.

Judy, who is transgender, is played by Rebecca Root, a transgender actor, in the show's pilot, according to The Independent.

The script by Elliott Kerrigan was discovered through the BBC's talent search titled the Trans Comedy Award held last year.

The BBC confirmed that a trans actor will play the role of Judy in the full series.

“Trans people are a minority,” Root said in May. But for every person like me who's made a conscious step do to something about the feeling we've had all our lives, there are plenty who've gone part-way or not at all yet.”

Root added that the public is ready to see transgender characters on television.