Emmy-winning Pose star Billy Porter make his directorial debut as director of the drama.
What If? follows teenagers Kelsa and Khal as they navigate a high school senior year relationship that neither could have expected. After Khal posts online about his school crush, the internet encourages him to go for it. Manchester-born Yasmin Finney will star as Kelsa, a trans high school senior, in this modern coming-of-age story.
One of the most influential actresses within the transgender community, Finney is known for her highly-viewed and groundbreaking TikTok videos where she shares her experience as a trans woman growing up in Manchester. Her videos have been watched over 12 million times. With over two hundred and ninety thousand followers, she is regularly included on lists of TikTok’s biggest influencers.
Christine Vachon (Colette, Zola) produces on behalf of Killer Films with David Hinojosa, Andrew Lauren, and D.J. Gugenheim for Andrew Lauren Productions. What If? is the first project announced under the leadership of Orion President Alana Mayo. The script was written by Alvaro García Lecuona this is his first feature script.
Finney is repped by Curtis Brown Group Ltd and Peikoff Mahan.