Iconic LGBTQ series ‘Pose’ to air third and final season
By: Teddy Grant
Groundbreaking LGTBQ+ series Pose is coming to an end with an abbreviated third and final season, series co-creator Steve Canals said Friday on Good Morning America.
“It was a very difficult decision for us to make, but this has been an incredible journey and we have told the story that we wanted to tell the way that we wanted to tell it,” Canals said.
The FX series, which is co-created by Ryan Murphy from American Horror Story and Glee, Brad Falchuk and Cannals, features the largest cast of transgender characters on television.
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“To go from the beginning of my career in the late ’90s when it was nearly impossible to get an LGBTQ character on television to ‘Pose’ — which will go down in history for having the largest LGBTQ cast of all time — is a truly full circle moment for me,” Murphy said.
Writer, director and trans rights activist Janet Mock, who serves as an executive producer on the show and has directed a few episodes told GMA that she’s “heartbroken to say goodbye” to a series that changed her life.
The show often covered the ballroom community and the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on queer communities of color.
Pose’s success has thrust some of its cast into the mainstream since premiering in 2018.
In 2019, Billy Porter made history by becoming the first openly gay Black man to win an Emmy in a leading acting category for his role in the show.
The series also stars, MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, and Angelica Ross
The seven-episode final season of Pose premieres Sunday, May 2nd at 10 p.m.