FX’s critically acclaimed drama Pose has received a third season order after just one episode of season two has aired. Season two of the award-winning series debuted on June 11, 2019, setting a new record in total viewers with 1.8 million people watching the season premiere over its first five days. The episode’s audience was also an increase of 7% over the series’ first episode which aired in 2018.
“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,” said John Landgraf, Chairman, FX Networks and FX Productions. “Our thanks to the entire creative team, including Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Erica Kay, the amazing cast and crew and everyone at Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions for this incredibly entertaining, enlightening and groundbreaking series.”
Creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals executive produce with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Sherry Marsh. Erica Kay is a producer on the Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions series.
The 10 new episodes of season two air on Tuesdays at 10pm.
Pose made history by assembling the largest cast of transgender actors (Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross) in series regular roles. It also features the biggest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors of any scripted series.
Pose is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York’s underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the late 1980s.
Season 2 flashes forward in time to 1990. On the heels of the ballroom community establishing itself in pop culture and going mainstream, the House of Evangelista is forced to reevaluate their goals. Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis worsens and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch.
Mj Rodriguez stars as “Blanca Rodriguez,” who breaks from the House of Abundance and her former house mother “Elektra” (Dominique Jackson) to form her own “house,” a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families. Indya Moore plays “Angel,” a streetwalker with modeling aspirations. Ryan Jamaal Swain plays “Damon Richards,” a dancer who joins Blanca’s house. Together they compete in the Balls—where house members challenge each other in various categories and are judged on their outfits, attitude, or dance skills—under the watchful eye of Billy Porter as “Pray Tell,” Grandfather to all the children who compete in the house balls.
Episode 2 airing on June 18th and titled “Worth It” was directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton from a script by Janet Mock. Per FX: “Determined to be an example to her children, Blanca launches a business venture with unexpected results. Meanwhile, Ricky’s travels have unpredicted consequences for his relationship with Damon, and Elektra shocks the ballroom community with a bold move.”