We aren’t talking nearly enough about Ryan Murphy’s newest Musical Series – “Pose” coming this summer to FX.
The series is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, and Brad Simpson and will be written by Murphy, and his long time partners Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals.
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.
Though little about the series has yet to be revealed, we do know a few things about it :
■ This series features the largest number of transgender cast members to date, among those starring, the main cast include MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar, and Angelica Ross.
■ The series also stars, Howard University Alum Ryan Jamaal Swain, Billy Porter, AHS fan favorite Evan Peters, as well as Kate Mara, and Dawson’s Creek’s James Van Der Beek.
■ Another Howard Graduate – Galen Williams, has also been recently seen on set in a yet to be disclosed co-starring role (Talk about Black boy magic).
■ Janet Mock and several Ballroom legends have also been attached to the project!
■ The first season of Pose will feature 50+ LGBTQ characters – a record in American television history.
■ Utilizing Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative, the series will be bringing on emerging transgender directors to be mentored through his Directing Mentorship Program.
■ Ryan loves a musical, we’ve gotten several musical episodes throughout the “American Horror Story” era – but this is the first musical series he’s had since Glee!
■ The costumes are going to slay, In a close up with Indya Moore as Angel, this Avant Garde royal piece she has on, It’s clear she’s getting her 10’s!
Though representations of our community are few and far between, this isn’t the first time we’ve gotten a look at the Ballroom scene, of course we had the cult classic documentary “Paris Is Burning.”
And one of my guilty pleasures “Leave It On The Floor” starring Ephraim Skyes, a musical drama film that in my opinion, did a great job at exploring the ballroom scene as well, despite some writing short comings.
All in all, I’d have to agree that I’m pretty excited about seeing people that look like us, leading a narrative about us. This summer, get ready to strike a “Pose,” with Pose on FX – Hopefully our new favorite series!
For more information on Pose – give them a follow @poseonfx!
Cover photo: glaad (photo by David Miller)