I've been telling people that that the first two television shows with trans male leads came out this month, either Dead End: Paranormal Park (Netflix, 16 June 2022) or The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, February 15 2019, but Viktor was not established as trans until 22 June 2022), but I'm wondering if that's actually true.
For the purposes of this question:
- The lead character (not necessarily the actor) of the show must be canonically established as trans male. I'm considering the lead to be the character with the most screentime played by the actor with first billing. So, a season regular character played by a junior actor in an ensemble wouldn't count, and a show where an actress plays a male clone/alternate timeline version of her character for a single episode wouldn't either.
- The show must have originally aired as a television show, not a movie chopped into parts. (So the 2020 movie Rurangi doesn't count, even though it is available on Hulu as a mini-series.)
- The show must air on cable, broadcast television, or a mainstream streaming service (not YouTube or a niche platform for queer indie projects).