A new series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals is coming up on FX, which announced a June 3 premiere date for the show, “Pose.”
The dance musical series is set for an eight-episode first season.
“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,” FX says in today’s announcement.
Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple Stan and Patty, who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s. James Van Der Beek plays Peters’ financial kingpin boss Matt.
Along with Murphy and Falchuk, executive producers are Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Murphy directs the first two episodes.
FX notes: “After an extensive six-month nationwide search helmed by award-winning casting director Alexa Fogel (‘Atlanta’), Murphy and his collaborators are making television history by assembling the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles ever for a scripted series, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series.”
The transgender cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross. Also co-starring are Tony Award winner Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard and newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain and Dyllon Burnside.
Here’s a preview posted by FX Networks …