MTV's Faking It will introduce a
recurring transgender characters on Tuesday's episode.
Newcomer Elliot Fletcher will portray
Noah, who is described by The
Hollywood Reporter as “charismatic, confident and hip and
is equal parts charming and vulnerable. He is the the boy next door
with a leather jacket and a rock 'n' roll attitude who plays guitar
or bass for a band that competes in a battle of the bands contest.”
The episode, titled Jagged Little
Heart, is directed by out transgender director Silas Howard.
Showrunner Carter Covington said that
with Noah's addition he wanted to “tell a story that was
groundbreaking, but also relatable. And to make every effort to cast
a trans actor in the role as well as to incorporate more transgender
characters in the speaking roles and in the background.”
Faking It, which features gay,
straight, bisexual and intersexed characters, will have its diversity
boosted with the addition of Noah.