The Emmy award-winning Australian series “First Day” is now available to watch in Canada.
Since its debut in March 2020, the popular children’s television series about Hannah Bradford (Evie Macdonald), a transgender girl in her second year of high school, has captured the hearts of audiences from around the world.
The popular mini series, which screens overseas in over a dozen countries, made its Canadian premiere on Wednesday by streaming exclusively in Canada on CBC Gem.
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Now in its second season, “First Day” explores what life is like for Hannah as an out trans girl.
In the ET Canada exclusive clip above, the cast and crew discuss season two.
The official synopsis reads: “In her second year at Hillview, Hannah’s run for Class Captain exposes an underlying level of transphobia among her classmates. She starts a group for LGBTQIA+ students but risks alienating her closest friends in the process.”
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In season one, Hannah was outed as being transgender but the support of her friends gave her the strength to return to school, find her voice and stand up to those bullying her.
Macdonald became the first trans actor to be cast in the lead role of an Australian scripted television series. The teen Australian actress is involved with raising awareness about transgender young people.
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“First Day” won an International Emmy Award in the Kids: Live Action category, as well as a GLAAD Media Award (Children and Youth) which honour media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Stream both seasons of “First Day” exclusively in Canada for free now on CBC Gem.