Chicago may soon get due credit for having one of the most active and diverse transgender populations in the country. Locally based cable production company Towers Productions is looking for transgender youth for a new TV series, slotted to air as soon as early next year.
The series, still in early stages of development, will follow between four and seven transgender people 18-24 as they navigate life in the city.
"We're looking for fascinating personal stories," said Towers Productions VP of Development and Executive Director Mike Schmiedeler.
Schmiedeler and crew are working with the West Side AIDS prevention organization,Taskforce Prevention and Community Services to cast young Chicagoans for the show. The organization was featured on a Towers Production series in 2006 called Runaways, which aired on MSNBC. That series followed a young transgender Chicagoan, Angie, who went to Taskforce for services.
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