Pose is set in the world of the late-1980s to early-1990s and "looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world."
Upon learning of a diagnosis, Blanca Rodriguez moves forward in establishing a house of her own and making a mark, much to her house mother Elektra Abundance's displeasure. Kicked from his home for his sexuality, Damon Richards moves to New York City to begin his dream career of dancing, meeting a new guy on the journey. Leaving House Abundance into House Evangelista, Angel finds herself romantically invested in rich family-man Stan Bowes.
To be added
- For the full list of credits, see here.
- Evan Peters as Stan Bowes (Season 1)
- Kate Mara as Patty Bowes (Season 1)
- James Van Der Beek as Matt Bromley (Season 1)
- MJ Rodriguez as Blanca Rodriguez/Blanca Evangelista (Season 1)
- Dominique Jackson as Elektra Abundance (Season 1)
- Billy Porter as Pray Tell (Seaosn 1)
- Indya Moore as Angel Evangelista (Season 1)
- Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon Richards (Season 1)
- Charlayne Woodard as Helena St. Rogers (Season 1)
- Dyllon Burnside as Ricky (Season 1)
- Hailie Sahar as Lulu Abundance (Season 1)
- Angelica Ross as Candy Abundance (Season 1)
- Angel Bismark Curiel as Lil Papi Evangelista (Season 1)
- Sandra Bernhard as Nurse Judy (Season 2, minor Season 1)
- Jeremy McClain as Cubby Abundance
- Jason A. Rodriguez as Lemar Abundance
- Samantha Grace Blumm as Amanda Bowes
- Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza as Judge
- Kathryn Erbe as Dr. Gottfried
- Johnny Sibilly as Costas Perez
- Tamara M. Williams as Summer
- Christopher Meloni as Dick Ford
- Alexia Garcia as Aphrodite
- Bianca Castro as Veronica
- Clark Jackson as Damon's Father
- Roslyn Ruff as Damon's Mother
- Deidre Goodwin as Wanda Green
- Matt McGrath as Boy Lounge Manager
- Christine Ebersole as Bobbi
- Flor De Liz Perez as Carmen
- Trace Lysette as Clothing Store Saleswoman
- Our Lady J as Sherilyn
- Leiomy Maldonado as Florida
- Blake Morris as Keenan
It was announced on March 16, 2017, that FX had given the production a pilot order. The pilot was written by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, all of whom produced alongside Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Sherry Marsh; Production companies involved included FX Productions and Fox21 Television Studios. Leiomy Maldonado and Danielle Polanco choreographed the series' ball scenes. Later, it was announced that Janet Mock and Our Lady J had joined the show's writing staff and set to produce the series as well.
It was announced that FX had granted the production a series for a first season consisting of eight episodes. Ahead of its premiere on May 9, 2018, Murphy announced all profits from the series to non-profit charitable organizations that aided LGBTQ+ people. On July 12, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season.
Murphy and his team started casting for the show in March 2017. The production, following six months of a nationwide casting search, announced they had assembled the largest transgender cast ever for a scripted series, which included main cast actresses M.J. Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar, and Angelica Ross; cisgender actors concurrently announced were Ryan Jamaal Swain, Billy Porter, and Dyllon Burnside. A day later, FX announced Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, and Tatiana Maslany were joining the series and set to portray their respective characters.
Alongside the series order announcement, it was reported that Maslany had exited the series following redevelopment of her part into that of a 50-year old African-American woman. The character had been portrayed by Charlayne Woodard. On September 19, 2018, Sandra Bernhard was promoted to series regular in Season Two, reprising her role as Nurse Judy.
Production for the series' pilot began in New York City in October 2017. The following first season episodes were expected to begin production in February 2018. Murphy directed the series' first two episodes and Mock directed the sixth, marking her as the first transgender woman of color to write and direct an episode of television.
|2018||Gotham Independent Film Awards||Breakthrough Series -- Long Form||Pose||Nominated|||
|American Film Institute Awards||Top 10 TV Programs of the Year||Pose||Won|||
|2019||Golden Globe Awards||Best Television Series -- Drama||Pose||Pending|||
|Best Actor -- Television Series Drama||Billy Porter||Pending|
|Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Drama Series||Pose||Pending|||
|Best Actor in a Drama Series||Billy Porter||Pending|
|Writers Guild of America Awards||Television: New Series||Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Todd Kubrak, Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy, & Our Lady J||Pending|||
- For a full collection of images, see here.
- ↑ Ryan Murphy Announces 100 Percent of His Pose Profits Will Be Donated to LBGTQ Charities | E! News
- ↑ https://twitter.com/MrRPMurphy/status/996469495999975429
- ↑ https://twitter.com/MrRPMurphy/status/997203104461410307
- ↑ 'Pose' Renewed for Season 2 at FX | Hollywood Reporter
- ↑ 'Pose': Sandra Bernhard Promoted to Series Regular Season 2 Of FX Drama | Deadline
- ↑ Janet Mock Wrote and Directed an Episode of "Pose" and Made TV History | Teen Vogue
- ↑ Gotham Awards 2018 Winners Announced -- Full List -- Variety
- ↑ AFI Awards 2018 TV: 'This Is Us' Is Lone Broadcast Show As FX Nabs 4 Of 10 Slots | Deadline
- ↑ Golden Globes Nominations 2019 -- Complete List Of Noms | Deadline
- ↑ Critics' Choice Awards Nominations: 'The Favourite' Tops With 14, 'Black Panther' A Marvel, 'First Man' Rebounds; 'The Americans' Leads TV Series | Deadline
- ↑ WGA Awards TV Nominations: 'The Handmaid's Tale', 'Barry', 'SNL' Among Noms | Deadline