Germany’s ZDFNeo orders Armoza’s “Re-Gender”

The six-episode series Re-Gender will start broadcasting in mid-April on ZDFNeo in Germany, under the title Sexchange.
January 8, 2015

In partnership with SEO Entertainment, Germany’s ZDFNeo has commissioned a 6 x 60-minute season of Armoza Formats’ Re-Gender.

To be broadcast locally as Sexchange (pictured above), the  factual format explores gender stereotypes and will begin airing in mid-April.

Re-Gender, which previously aired on Israel’s Channel 10, gives five men and women the chance to experience life as a member of the opposite sex, discovering what men and women really think as they dress in drag and go through temporary transformations.

In a joint statement, Uwe von Grafenstein and Gillad Osterer, the managing partners of Germany-based producer SEO Entertainment, said: “Sexchange has a huge appeal to all kinds of audiences combined with the clever reality TV storytelling…which gives [viewers] a deep insight into the mechanism of a society.”

Uwe von Grafenstein is executive producer of the series for SEO Entertainment.

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