Revolutionary FX pose to end with Season 3 – Deadline

Revolutionary FX Series Pose is ready to go through his last ball. The series co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals will begin its third and final season on May 2 at 10 p.m. ET / PT with its first two episodes of its seven episodes. The series finale will head to FX on June 6. The news was revealed during Hello america Friday.

In this final season, we are now in 1994 and the ballroom feels like a distant memory for Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) who is struggling to find a balance between being a mother and being the current partner of her new love and last. nursing assistant role. Meanwhile, as AIDS becomes the leading killer of Americans aged 25 to 44, Pray Tell (Billy Porter) faces unexpected health challenges. Elsewhere, the emergence of a vicious new upstart house forces members of the House of Evangelista to face their legacy.

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Since its inception in 2018, Pose has won numerous accolades including a Peabody Award, AFI accolades and an Emmy for Billy Porter, who became the first openly gay man to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Pose eExecutive producer, screenwriter and director Janet Mock becomes the first trans woman of color to be hired as a writer on a television series, as well as the first transgender woman of color to write and direct a television episode.

The drama shines a light on New York’s underground ballroom culture, a movement that was first noticed in the 1980s and has had a huge impact on the masses in dance, fashion and music. The drama took an authentic look at trans people of color and the AIDS epidemic of the time.

Pose has made television history, with the largest cast of transgender actors in regular roles on the show including Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross who star alongside Porter, Dyllón Burnside, Angel Bismark Curiel, Sandra Bernhard and Jason A. Rodriguez

“We have to tell the exact story we wanted, the way we wanted to tell it, and I’m incredibly honored and grateful,” co-creator Ryan Murphy said of the end of the series. “PoseThe latter’s story may end in 1996, but its impact will last forever. “

Murphy goes on to say, “Pose has been one of the creative highlights of my entire career. From the very beginning, when Steven Canals and I sat down to hear his vision and ideas for the show, it has been an exciting project. From early in my career to the late 90s when it was nearly impossible to get an LGBTQ character to appear on TV Pose – who will go down in history for having the greatest LGBTQ cast of all time – is a real moment for me.

With the pioneering show ending, the show’s creators and producers as well as FX executives had a lot to say. Pose goes into her purse from the last season first.

Falchuk, writer, director, co-creator, executive producer, said, “I’m more proud of this show than anything I’ve created – or will ever create. I am very grateful to have been a part of it. “

Canals, who is an executive producer, screenwriter, director and co-creator, said he was told to write the TV show he wanted to watch. He saw a void of black and Latinx characters who also happened to be LGBTQ + on television. As a result, he wrote the first draft of a pilot that would become Pose.

“I, along with my incredible collaborators, never intended to change the television landscape,” Canals said. “I just wanted to tell an honest story about family, resilience and love. How lucky am I to have done this for three seasons. I am filled with gratitude to our intrepid writers, cast, crew and producers who worked tirelessly to make Pose come to life, humbled by our loyal audience, grateful to the ballroom community who trusted us to tell their story, overwhelmed by the critics who warmly embraced us and forever indebted to Ryan Murphy, FX and 20th Television for have changed my life.

John Landgraf, President of FX, said, “Words cannot really express my gratitude and appreciation for those who have given FX and the world the gift that is. Pose. Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals, our unrivaled cast and their collaborators have created a masterpiece and in doing so left an indelible legacy that will open doors, new doors, for the trans community.

He added, “Pose is proof that Ryan’s, Dana [Walden]and our commitment to giving more opportunities to underrepresented writers, directors, producers, actors and artisans was not made to signal our virtue – but because our world is literally filled with untapped geniuses looking for nothing more than a chance to prove their extraordinary talent, beauty and value in the story market. “

Walden, president of entertainment, Walt Disney Television added to the sense of gratitude towards actors, writers and creators by saying that Pose is a great source of pride for all of us inside Disney Television Studios. “This show demonstrates the power of our industry to shed light on the underrepresented and show our common humanity – and to do so with glitter, excitement and sheer fabulous!” she said. “Special thanks to Ryan for introducing us to voices like Steven Canals and Janet Mock and then paving the way for them to do their best job.”

“My life has changed forever because of Pose, a drama series focused on trans and queer people, people living with HIV / AIDS and blacks and Latinx – without apprehension or apologies, ”said Janet Mock.

She continued, “Even though I’m heartbroken to say goodbye to our beloved characters, I know the work that my fellow writers and producers, our crew and the pioneering actors have done on. Pose will live forever as a shining beacon, full of heart and shining with love, acceptance, family and community. “

The last season of Pose didn’t let the pandemic stop shining. Mock and Canals along with the cast members posted photos of themselves in fabulous PPE as they filmed season three in New York City.

Season 2 of Pose ended with the male animators literally stepping into the shoes of women walking the balls as the women judged them. At the annual Mother’s Day Ball, we saw Blanca continue to fight and conquer her battle with HIV and lip-sync Whitney Houston’s iconic rendition of the national anthem played at the Super Bowl in 1991. and we see Elektra winning “Mother of the An.” Meanwhile, Patti Lupone’s Frederica Norman is in jail for setting Blanca’s nail salon on fire – with great regret. Grandpa is booking a gig for Angel under her short story. agency and the two are about to be hitched up! The episode ended with Blanca welcoming two children who could very well be the next generation of House Evangelista.

Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh are also executive producers of Pose. Our Lady J is executive co-producer. Tanase Popa is the supervising producer. Lou Eyrich, Jeff Dickerson and Kip Myers are also producers. The show is produced by 20th Television and FX Productions.

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