Slay, slay, slay.
Does Ryan Murphy ever get chance to just stop and relax? Not only is he behind the mammoth successes of ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Feud’, and ‘American Crime Story’, but he’s also been working on a new project that’s certainly piqued our interest.
‘Pose’ will debut on June 3rd this year on FX in America (UK dates still TBC). Starring Evan Peters, Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek, the show will follow a group of characters in 1980s New York as they glance and prance their way through the city’s infamous ballroom scene.
It’s not just the storyline that’s got us hooked either. It was recently revealed that the show will feature the most transgender actors on screen in TV history. The trans actors so far announced to be starring in the series include MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who will each play transgender roles.
Not only that, but the show has also championed diversity through its casting both in front of and behind the cameras. Trans activists Janet Mock and Our Lady J are just two of the writers behind the show, whilst production has also worked with Ryan Murphy’s Directing Mentorship Program to feature a roster of transgender directors.
Speaking about the show, Murphy said:
The first season of Pose will feature 50-plus LGBTQ+ chracters – a record in American television history. I can’t wait for people to see this incredibly talented, passionate cast.
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.
Get all into the trailer below. We’re going to re-watch ‘Paris is Burning’ whilst we wait for the show to air!