Pose is an American drama series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, televised on FX. The series premiered on June 3, 2018.


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."

Season One

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.

Season Two

To be added


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Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast



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.[1][2][3] On July 12, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season.[4]


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.[5]


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.[6]


Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Series -- Long Form Pose Nominated [7]
American Film Institute Awards Top 10 TV Programs of the Year Pose Won [8]
2019 Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series -- Drama Pose Nominated [9]
Best Actor -- Television Series Drama Billy Porter Nominated
Dorian Awards TV Drama of the Year Pose Won [10][11]
TV Performance of the Year -- Actor Billy Porter Won
LGBTQ TV Show of the Year Pose Won
TV Musical Performance of the Year Billy Porter, MJ Rodriguez, & Our Lady J (performing "Home") Won
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Drama Series Pose Nominated [12]
Best Actor in a Drama Series Billy Porter Nominated
Writers Guild of America Awards Television: New Series Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Todd Kubrak, Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy, & Our Lady J Pending [13]
GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Drama Series Pose Pending [14]


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  1. Ryan Murphy Announces 100 Percent of His Pose Profits Will Be Donated to LBGTQ Charities | E! News
  4. 'Pose' Renewed for Season 2 at FX | Hollywood Reporter
  5. 'Pose': Sandra Bernhard Promoted to Series Regular Season 2 Of FX Drama | Deadline
  6. Janet Mock Wrote and Directed an Episode of "Pose" and Made TV History | Teen Vogue
  7. Gotham Awards 2018 Winners Announced -- Full List -- Variety
  8. AFI Awards 2018 TV: 'This Is Us' Is Lone Broadcast Show As FX Nabs 4 Of 10 Slots | Deadline
  9. Golden Globes Nominations 2019 -- Complete List Of Noms | Deadline
  10. 2019 Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics' Dorian Award Nominees | Hollywood Reporter
  11. 2019 Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics' Dorian Award Winners | Hollywood Reporter
  12. Critics' Choice Awards Nominations: 'The Favourite' Tops With 14, 'Black Panther' A Marvel, 'First Man' Rebounds; 'The Americans' Leads TV Series | Deadline
  13. WGA Awards TV Nominations: 'The Handmaid's Tale', 'Barry', 'SNL' Among Noms | Deadline
  14. GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Unveiled | Deadline

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