VH1 and America’s Next Top Model Tyra Banks are collaborating on the new docuseries TransAmerica.

The eight-episode series takes an earnest look at a group of five millennial Chicago women – who all happen to be transgender – living, loving, and building their careers. The show will explore how sexuality impact their lives.

“It would be easy to focus on the transgender aspect, but this series is about so much more,” says Susan Levison, VH1’s executive VP of programming. “This is a show about a group of compelling, gorgeous young friends who are on a unique journey while staying true to their authentic selves. We believe that message resonates.”

Model and transgender activist Carmen Carrera will lead the women while Banks will co-executive produce the show.

TransAmerica is a groundbreaking docuseries that will blow the roof off stereotypes and set the record straight as we experience the lives of these fun, stunning women. I am so happy to be part of telling their fierce story,” says Banks.

TransAmerica is slated to air late 2014 or early 2015.

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