Following the premiere of the second season, FX announced the renewal of Pose for a third season.
The series, created by Ryan Murphy, explores ballroom culture in New York City and also made history with the highest number of series regular transgender actors.
FX made the renewal decision after only one episode of season 2 has aired. The premiere earned 1.2 million viewers, according to the network.
After the first season aired, Pose proved itself as a critically acclaimed series with positive representation.
The show follows a group of characters, primarily existing within New York City’s ballroom scene, as they form their own found families (known as Houses) and compete in the ballroom world.
The trans cast consists of Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross. Other actors, like Billy Porter, Evan Peters, Kate Mara, andJames Van Der Beek, also star. With its expansive cast, Pose also holds the record for most number of recurring LGBTI actors ever in a scripted series.
Critics praised the first season and it earned two Golden Globe nominations. It missed the cutoff for Emmy nominations in 2018 and so this year, it could earn its first ever Emmy nods when they’re announced in July.
Where Pose is going next
The second season features a time jump to 1990 and also new cast members like Broadway legend Patti LuPone.
Murphy said LuPone will share many scenes with lead actor MJ Rodriguez, who plays Blanca.
Season two began on the day Madonna’s hit single Vogue was released — 27 March 1990.
‘We now get sort of reacquainted with these characters because the year-and-a-half has now passed,’ co-creator Steven Canals said. ‘It’s fun to explore what has happened in the past two years, and how are they the person that they are presenting now? We were able to research what was happening in 1990 and lean into how New York had changed.’
This second season is also leaning more heavily into the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
FX chairman John Landgraf commented on the show’s renewal: ‘Pose has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it, and we are honored to partner with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals on a third season.’