*VH1 has ordered the eight-episode hourlong reality series “TransAmerica” from Tyra Banks and Gay Rosenthal for a late-2014 or early-2015 premiere, reports Deadline.
The show follows a group of Chicago women who are united by the shared experience of being transgender and follows them as they navigate dating, family and professional ambitions.
The cast features:
Carmen Carrera, who was recently signed to Elite Model Management and is on the path to becoming a supermodel and recognized as a leading advocate in the transgender community as constantly balances her career goals with her personal life.
Giselle, a recent college graduate who is focused on continuing her education as she prepares for her upcoming sexual reassignment surgery.
Natalia, a beauty consultant for Christian Dior cosmetics who is faced with the challenge of trying to reconnect with some of her family and gaining their support;.
Sidney, the ultimate party girl, who’s struggling with the idea of juggling a social life and professional goals.
Victory, who dreams of becoming a doctor but must deal with the discrimination she receives as a transgender woman.
The series is executive produced by Banks for The Tyra Banks Company, Rosenthal for Gay Rosenthal Productions and Mark Schulman for 3 Arts Entertainment.