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Director: Julie Kalceff

Producer: Kirsty Stark, Kate Butler

Executive Producer: Libbie Doherty, Elena Liu, Nandini Rajagopal, Arwen Diamond, Max Vasquez, Oscar Wangel, Isabel Burmester, Maddy Miotti

Cast: Evie MacDonald

Genres: Drama, Kids

Demographics: Children

4 x 24 min

Series 2 of First Day puts Hannah into a new school year. This Australian drama about a transgender girl gives Hannah plenty of new challenges in the new year.

First Day is full of firsts, even though Hannah passed a major milestone by attending school as her true self for the first time in Series 1. This year she faces bullying, starts an LBGTQ+ group in her school, and petitions to get the uniform policy changed so students aren’t forced to wear gender-specific school uniforms.

Hannah’s friends Olivia and Natalie are still there for her, even though they have some rough patches. They encourage her to run for class captain. They commiserate with her when she’s the only girl not invited to a popular birthday party.

Hannah is really grown up compared with season 1. She’s matured in terms of her ability to speak out and be a leader. She advocates with the school principal about creating the new group for LGBTQ+ kids, and again when the uniform issue comes up. She speaks before the whole school. She helps another transgender student find the courage to attend school and not do home school.

Hannah’s also matured enough to be thinking about boys and dating. Specifically, she’s interested in Billy (Jackson Evans). Luckily he’s one of the few things that isn’t a disappointment in this season, because he likes her, too.