Ryan Murphy’s new series Pose will explore 80s LGBT+ ball culture

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Ryan Murphy has another brand new series coming your way.

As well as working on American Horror Story, Scream Queens, American Crime Story and his most recent hot property Feud, the TV mastermind has somehow found the time to create another series.

According to Deadline, the series will be set in 1986 and “examines the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York City: the emergence of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world”.

Ball culture refers to an underground LGBT+ subculture in the United States, especially prominent in New York City in the 80s, where queer people compete for trophies and prizes at events known as balls.

The scene was brought to the world’s attention in iconic 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning, and is regularly drawn upon for inspiration by reality behemoth RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Related: Why Feud is more than just camp fun – it’s something of a revolution

As with the majority of Ryan’s other shows, including Nip/Tuck and the campy musical hit Glee, we’re expecting Pose to feature plenty of LGBT+ characters that will surely make the show a queer favourite.

Unlike his other shows, however, Pose is expected to star “largely new and unknown performers”.

Ryan will produce the show alongside American Crime Story producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. It’s slated for a 2018 premiere.

Elsewhere, it’s been revealed that former Glee star Darren Criss will play Andrew Cunanan, who murdered legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace in 1997, in the third season of American Crime Story.



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