It’s ironic to think there was a time when Pose creator Steven Canals was told the series, which boasts the largest cast of transgender actors, wouldn’t succeed. The joke is on the naysayers as the Golden Globe-nominated series went on to gain a legion of fans. And now, home network FX is prepping audiences for the release of season two, coming this summer. In advance of the premiere, season one will finally be available to stream on Netflix beginning May 10.
Pose season two will transition a decade forward, from the 1980s to the 1990s, taking place on the day Madonna released her hit “Vogue” and brought ball culture into the mainstream. The season will focus on the participants of ball culture having their culture known to the masses, as well as the rivalry between MJ Rodriguez’s Blanca and Dominique Jackson’s Elektra’s dueling houses. The AIDS crisis will also ramp up, with the added voices of activists bringing more complications. Broadway superstar Patti Lupone has already been announced as joining the show this season, though her character hasn’t been revealed.
The love of Pose remains high and fans have waited long enough. The series isn’t just a home for its trans cast that includes Rodriguez, Billy Porter, and Indya Moore. It’s also given opportunities for its Latina choreographer Danielle Polanco and the late consultant Hector Xtravaganza. It’ll be great to see how the series transitions from the garish 1980s to the 1990s. No doubt it’ll do it with sophistication, grace, and sass!
Pose season 2 debuts June 11 at 10 p.m. on FX.