It was announced over the weekend that Transparent creator Jill Soloway is slated to produce a new feminism-focused comedy for MTV.
Here’s what we know so far: In contrast to Transparent’s dramatic, soul-searching lean, this MTV project will revolve around two friends who met at camp as kids and now, ten years later, are tasked with saving the world.
(Remember, we said comedy.)
Also on board are writers Lyle Friedman and Ashley Skidmore, two Upright Citizens Brigade alums with a fierce body of comedic works under their respective belts, who will produce this new project. Friedman and Skidmore are both writers on the TV Land series Younger and the creators of the Web series #hotmessmoves. This new show seeks to replace two of MTV’s recently cancelled comedies, Awkward and Faking It.
Soloway recently received a Golden Globe for her work on Transparent, a drama about a transgender parent and the process of coming out to adult children. However, it’s important to note that, while Transparent was a milestone for trans representation in television, she came under a bit of fire for casting a non-transgender actor (the accomplished Jeffrey Tambor) in the lead role instead of one of the many working trans actors out there. Hopefully, with this new series, she’ll delve even further into true inclusivity in media.