Be prepared to head back to the ballroom once again; Deadline is reporting that the cultural juggernaut FX show Pose has been renewed for Season Three.
The early renewal comes on the heels of the June 11th season two premiere of Pose, which was the most-watched telecast of the series, drawing 1.2 million total viewers and 572,00 adults ages 18-49, generating series high ratings in total viewers.
“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.”
The landmark series features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. The transgender cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside, Tony Award winner Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside, Angel Bismark Curiel and Sandra Bernhard.
The show has come roaring back for Season 2 with a time jump in the storyline, and after one episode, the storylines have already educated viewers on many important moments in our culture at that time. The somber, yet important legend at Hart Island was featured, as well as a scene in a a church eerily reminiscent of St. Patrick’s Cathedral where ACT UP members staged a “die-in” in the aisles of the massive church to bring attention to the AIDS crisis, which at the time was at critical levels.
Will the next season have another time jump or will it dive further into the AIDS crisis, the access to care at that time, and ultimately, the ability to stabilize the virus? The club kid generation took place during a similar timeframe, so could we possibly see that forgotten New York City scene creep into the ballroom (or vice versa)?
Sound off in the comments and let me know where you think the story should go from here…
(All Art Courtesy of FX)