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Connecting's Shakina Nayfack on Making Trans History on Network TV

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Connecting star will be the first trans series regular on a prime-time comedy on network television. She stands on the shoulders of Laverne Cox and Candis Cayne, who pioneered as trans women in dramas on CBS's Doubt and ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money, respectively.Nayfack, known for Hulu's Difficult People, her one-woman show Manifest Pussy, and Amazon's Transparent Musicale Finale, in which she portrayed the spirit of Maura Pfefferman, now plays Ellis on Connecting, "a trans woman living alone and trying to navigate life in quarantine," according to a description from NBC.Helmed by Blindspot's Martin Gero and Brendan Gall, Connecting follows a group of friends who stay connected in socially distanced times through video chat.

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