Fuse has greenlit six half-hour episodes of docuseries Transcendent, which will chronicle the lives of a group of trans women who perform in the AsiaSF Cabaret and Restaurant in San Francisco.
“The first time we met the ladies of AsiaSF we were hooked,” said World of Wonder Executive Producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. “They’re beautiful, brave and unapologetic. Each of them has such unique and compelling stories to tell. To document their lives is a dream come true.”
“Transcendent is yet another example of where the new Fuse is headed as a network seeking to engage a diverse Millennial audience whose tastes know no cultural boundaries,” said Fuse Media president Bill Hilary. “With the transgender community in the cultural zeitgeist, it is important to tell these stories with dignity and respect.”
The series will premiere in the fall and is produced by World of Wonder Productions.
The logline: Transcendent documents a 21st century cultural perspective by chronicling the multi-faceted lives of a group of bold and vibrant trans women who not only perform together at the world famous AsiaSF Cabaret and Restaurant in San Francisco – but also have come together to create a surrogate family. As with the success of docu-series like World of Wonder Productions’ Big Freedia, “Transcendent will highlight the diversification of pop culture, gender identity and equality within the entertainment industry. This series will examine the lives of a group of career-driven woman who proudly dance and perform in one of the most sophisticated cabarets in California. Transcendent gives a new spin to living freely, conquering new beginnings and shamelessly creating your own destiny.