Strike a pose…again. Pose Season 2 is coming.
FX has ordered another season of Ryan Murphy’s ’80s ballroom dancing musical drama. This was a bit of a no-brainer given the widespread critical acclaim the first season has received and the network’s established taste for Murphy concepts.
Pose stars Evan Peters and Kate Mara as conventional New Jersey couple Stan and Patty Bowes who get sucked into the colorful world of ball culture in 1980s New York. Pose uses the musical subculture as a jumping off point to explore the changing social mores of the Big Apple and the rise of a decidedly wealthy, Trump-era social scene.
Pose Season 1 was notable for assembling the largest cast of transgender actors in television history alongside an expanded cast of LGBTQ actors.
“Ryan Murphy has once again revolutionized television with Pose, an incredibly engaging story of creativity, courage, compassion, love and family at a pivotal time in our culture,” FX President John Landgraf said in a statement. “As television critics have universally acknowledged, there is simply nothing like Pose on TV, so effortlessly excelling on every creative level and earning a place in television history for its infectiously inclusive spirit. We are honored to partner with our producers Ryan, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh, and the incredible cast and crew to continue this groundbreaking journey that is Pose.”
Pose Season 1 still has two episodes to go, the first of which airs on Sunday. The show was developed by Murphy, his usual producing partner Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals. Murphy directed the first two episodes of season one but his future involvement with the series is unlikely with his massive Netflix deal looming.
Pose Season 2 will debut in 2019.