As the season 2 finale approaches on Monday, MTV’s hit scripted comedy Faking It is hosting an open casting call for transgender actors and actresses to appear in speaking and background parts next season.
The show’s Hester High School is known for its inclusive student body- which has featured students celebrated for being gay, bi, and intersex, as well as students who are racially and culturally diverse or who have disabilities. Show runner Carter Covington wants the show’s third season to include new faces including transgender and gender non-conforming youth.
In a video released today, Carter and the show’s stars Katie Stevens (Karma) and Rita Volk (Amy) explain the casting call: trans fans and actors just need to submit a short video talking about their best friend, since the show is all about friendships surviving through the life’s ups and downs. More info at http://fakingitcasting.com
The second season finale of Faking It airs Monday at 9:30pm.
Jim Halterman is an entertainment journalist writing for sites like Variety, OUT, Backstage, Mashable, AfterEllen and co-host of the Hollywood QCast podcast (free on Itunes). He lives in Los Angeles with his husband and two cats, which, contrary to popular belief, does not make them lesbians.
(With Bridget Regan during the first live Hollywood QCast podcast at The Abbey, West Hollywood, CA. May 28, 2016)