Series creator Ryan Murphy took to social media yesterday (21 May) to reveal that the highly-anticipated sophomore season will debut 11 June ET/PT on the FX network. Yep, less than a month away!
The groundbreaking LGBTQ drama made history last year when it premiered in the US, by featuring the largest amount of trans actors in regular roles of any scripted TV series in history.
Murphy recently said that season two of the show will jump ahead to 1990 on the day when Madonna released her signature hit Vogue, which appropriated voguing from the ballroom scene and took it into the mainstream.
It will also follow the ballroom community as it finds itself entering the mainstream through popular culture, and the AIDS crisis, which forces the House of Evangelista to reevaluate its goals.
“We now get sort of reacquainted with these characters because the year-and-a-half has now passed,” co-creator Steven Canals told Variety. “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.”
The second season will see the return of Indya Moore, Mj Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Sandra Bernhard and Dominique Jackson, as well as the debut of Broadway legend Patti LuPone.
“We’ve come up with this great role for Patti LuPone,” Murphy said at PaleyFest earlier this year. “She loves the show and we wrote this part and she said, ‘Yes, I want to do it,’ so she’s coming to play with us in a couple weeks.
The first season of Pose received universal acclaim from critics and numerous award nominations including the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for Porter.