Modern Family has made headlines eight years ago when it showed a same-sex couple in a loving relationship.
And they’re still charging the way forward in mainstream America by casting a transgender child actor.
In the second episode of season eight, Cam and Mitchell’s daughter Lily invites her trans friend Tom over for a playdate.
And while Cam and Mitch praise themselves for raising such a loving child, it turns out Lily isn’t quite as open-minded as they first thought.
Tom is being played by eight-year-old actor Jackson Millarker.
Director Ryan Case posted a picture of Millarker on Instagram.
The episode, ‘A Stereotypical Day’, will air this Wednesday at 9/8c on ABC.