FX's groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning drama "Pose" will come to an end with its previously announced third season. The final season will debut on Sunday, May 2 at 10/9c with two episodes. Sadly, the series will total an abbreviated seven episodes, with the series scheduled to air June 6. According to FX, the final season's storyline will jump ahead to 1994.
"We got to tell the exact story we wanted, as we wanted to tell it, and I'm incredibly honored and grateful," co-creator Ryan Murphy said in a statement Friday.
A final season comes to a shock as this seems very short-lived for an FX series. The network has several featured shows with very long running times. Co-creator Steven Canals seen the show running 5 seasons, however director Ryan Murphy felt the story had reached it peak and wanted to end on a high-note.
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POSE was a groundbreaking show with it’s all LGBTQ+ cast, featuring the largest cast of transgender actors ever to appear as series regulars on a scripted show. The series assisted in bringing underground ballroom culture to mainstream media, along with authentic story-telling this side of the century has seen to date. Many who did not know about New York ballroom culture definitely discovered the ballroom scene after laying their eyes on this star-studded cast.
Let us remember some of the achievements POSE accomplished as it made actor Billy Porter become the first openly gay man to win the lead actor Emmy and writer Janet Mock ranking as the first trans woman of color hired to write and direct an episode of television.
Pose stars Mj Rodriguez as Blanca, Dominique Jackson as Elektra, Indya Moore as Angel, Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon, Hailie Sahar as Lulu, Angel Bismark Curiel as Lil Papi, Dyllon Burnside as Ricky, Sandra Bernhard as Judy and Billy Porter as Pray Tell. Each of the actors spoke out on social media about the show's third and final season announcement.
MJ Rodriguez (Blanca)
Co-creator Steven Canals:
Janet Mock (Writer/Director)
Angel B. Curiel (Lil Papi):
Bill Porter (Praytell)
Dominique Jackson (Elektra)
Dyllon Burnside (Ricky)
Indya Moore (Angel)
We celebrate all the actors of POSE and we congratulate you on giving us inspiration. This show will be missed.