Ryan Murphy’s musical drama Pose has just received a full season order from FX. The network announced that the first season will consist of eight episodes, set to premiere in the summer of 2018. The announcement comes after FX ordered a pilot episode in March 2017.
According to the official synopsis, “Pose is set in the world of 1986 and looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world.”
The series will feature the largest transgender series regular cast in the history of TV including MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross. Evan Peters, Kate Mara, and James Van Der Beek will also be a part of the regular cast.
“I am thrilled to join forces with John Landgraf and FX Networks and FXP and Dana Walden, Gary Newman and Fox 21 Television Studios to present what I think is a game changer of a show, which at its heart is an uplifting series about the universal quest for identity, family and respect,” – said Murphy. “Along with being a dance musical and an affirming look at American life in the 1980s, I’m so proud that Pose and FX has made history right from the beginning by featuring the most trans series regular actors ever in an American television production. Additionally, the first season Pose will feature 50-plus LGBTQ characters – a record in American television history. I can’t wait for people to see this incredibly talented, passionate cast.”
Besides Murphy, Brad Falchuk (Glee and Nip/Tuck) and Steven Canals (Dead of Summer) will be among the writers for the show. Pose will start with production in February in New York, with Murphy taking on the task of directing the first two episodes.