Pose season two has been given a premiere date.
Ryan Murphy’s groundbreaking LGBTQ drama, which made history when it premiered in the US last year by featuring the largest amount of trans actors in regular roles of any scripted TV series in history, is returning to our small screens very soon.
The 10-episode season will debut on Sunday 9 June, at 9pm ET/PT on the FX network.
Murphy recently revealed that season two of the show will jump ahead to 1990 on the day when Madonna released her signature hit Vogue, which appropriated voguing from the ballroom scene and took it into the mainstream.
As the ballroom community finds itself entering the mainstream through pop culture, and the AIDS crisis worsens, the House of Evangelista is forced to reevaluate its goals.
“We now get sort of reacquainted with these characters because the year-and-a-half has now passed,” co-creator Steven Canals told Variety about the second season, which is expected to debut in the US in June this year.
“It’s fun to explore what has happened in the past two years, and how are they the person that they are presenting now? We were able to research what was happening in 1990 and lean into how New York had changed.”
It’s also been confirmed that Broadway legend Patti LuPone will be joining the already-incredible cast, which currently includes Indya Moore, Mj Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Sandra Bernhard and Dominique Jackson.
“We’ve come up with this great role for Patti LuPone. She loves the show and we wrote this part and she said, ‘Yes, I want to do it,’ so she’s coming to play with us in a couple weeks,” Ryan told the audience at PaleyFest on Sunday.
It’s not the first collaboration between Ryan and Patti, as the actress previously starred in his shows Glee and American Horror Story: Coven.
Pose season one is available to stream on BBC iPlayer in the UK now.