The BBC broke new ground with Boy Meets Girl, a sitcom with a trans lead characters played by a trans actress. However, it’s been revealed that after two season, the show is coming to an end.
The BBC says, “We are tremendously proud of BBC Two’s Boy Meets Girl, but after two series feel the story has reached a natural end point. We would like to thank the creative team behind the show and of course the entire cast.”
While the story did reach a feeling of conclusion at the end of Series 2, it felt more because the makers knew there was a chance they wouldn’t be back for another set of episodes. It is a great shame though, as the show has been well received by critics and viewers, but there weren’t enough viewers to keep the BBC making more.
Rebecca Root, who played Judy, the 40-years trans woman who gets into a relationship with 20-something cisgender Leo, certainly feels it could have gone further. She tells Chortle, “Everyone’s really sorry that the show’s come to its end. We’re all very disappointed. The way I see shows going is that you establish your territory with the first series, you consolidate with the second and then you develop things in the third series – you can then open it up and really get into the meat of the story.
“I felt that while series two didn’t have quite the same tone as series one it was establishing a level. We were all looking forward to series three to get going… I felt that they were selling us a bit short by pulling it after two.”
Hopefully though, this won’t be the end of the BBC exploring trans issues, as while it has stated it needs to do better to serve the community, it’s recently revealed that Riley Carter Millington, the first trans actor to play a trans character in soap opera Eastenders, has also been dropped. With that and Boy Meets Girl going, it’s got a bit of a void to fill.