This Preview of Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose’ Is a Crash Course on the Late ’80s Ballroom Scene
FX announced the series premiere date for the new Ryan Murphy ballroom series Pose — it’ll debut on Sunday, June 3 at 9:00pm ET/PT. A first-look trailer was also released, and we have to say: We’re giving the trailer 10s across the board.
Pose features television’s largest cast of transgender actors in regularly recurring roles and also has the largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series. The transgender cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross.
The show also co-stars Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard as well as newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain and Dyllon Burnside.
Set in the 1980s, Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene. Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple “Stan” and “Patty,” who get sucked into the glamor and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s. James Van Der Beek plays Peters’ financial kingpin boss Matt.
Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, with Murphy directing the first two episodes. The trailer’s look and dialogue are obviously influenced by Jennie Livingston’s 1990 ballroom documentary Paris Is Burning, incorporating intimate interviews and candid confessions with ball performers.
Award-winning casting director Alexa Fogel, Murphy and his collaborators made television history after conducting an extensive six-month nationwide search for the large LGBTQ cast.
We’re eagerly awaiting the premiere of Pose. Not just because it’s history-making television with it’s inclusion of LGBTQ actors and actresses, but also just because it looks like good TV.
Watch the first-look teaser for Pose right here:
Pose will debut on Sunday, June 3 at 9:00pm ET/PT on FX.