After months of speculation, E! finally confirmed that it will air an eight-part docuseries on Bruce Jenner’s life as a transgender woman. The new show, which doesn’t currently have a title, will premiere on July 26 at 9 p.m. ET.
“Bruce is incredibly courageous and an inspiration, and we are proud to be entrusted with this deeply personal and important story,” said Jeff Olde, executive vice president of programming and development for the E! network. “This series will present an unfiltered look as Bruce boldly steps into uncharted territory and is true to himself for the first time.”
Speaking to Diane Sawyer during a two-hour interview on Friday night, Jenner revealed that he is transgender.
“I’m me. I’m a person. This is who I am. I’m not stuck in anybody’s body. My brain is much more female than male,” Jenner said. “For all [intents and] purposes, I am a woman. People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life it is part of me, that female side is part of me. That’s who I am. I was not genetically born that way. … As of now I have all the male parts and all that kind of stuff so in a lot of ways we’re different, but we still identify as female.”
Per the release, Jenner’s show will focus on the former Olympian “living for the first time as the person he feels he was born to be.” It’s expected that Jenner’s transition will also play a part in the season finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the E! reality show about Jenner’s ex-wife, Kris Jenner, and her daughters, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian. According to BuzzFeed, the May 31 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians will feature Jenner coming out to his family.
Jenner has not indicated a preference for female pronouns This story uses male pronouns in deference to that.