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VH1 Greenlights Tyra Banks Transgender Series Deadline

VH1 is moving forward with a docuseries from Tyra Banks and Gay Rosenthal, Deadline.com reports. The project has the working title "TransAmerica" and is set to bow in either late 2014 or early 2015.

"The series chronicles 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," Deadline reports. "The cast includes: 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; and Victory, who dreams of becoming a doctor but must deal with the discrimination she receives as a transgender woman."

Banks is executive producing for The Tyra Banks Company, Rosenthal for Gay Rosenthal Productions and Mark Schulman for 3 Arts Entertainment, Susan Levison and Nina L. Diaz exec producing for VH1.