“Pose” is having a ball at FX.
The drama series has been renewed for season 3 at the network, following the strength of its season 2 premiere on June 11. The news came Monday afternoon, a day ahead of the season’s second episode.
“’Pose’ has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it, and we are honored to partner with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals on a third season,” said John Landgraf, Chairman of both FX Networks and FX Productions. “Our thanks to the entire creative team, including Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Erica Kay, the amazing cast and crew and everyone at Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions for this incredibly entertaining, enlightening and groundbreaking series.”
In its first season, “Pose” centered around “the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York” in the late eighties, paying particular attention to the world of African-American and Latino ball culture during this time. Season 2 has kept this focus, but has moved into the nineties following a time skip. Significantly, the show features a groundbreaking number of trans characters actually played by trans actors.
Due to the enormous critical praise that has been heaped on the series, it is expected to be a heavyweight contender come award season. That is to say nothing of its strength ratings-wise, however; the new season debuted with a 0.3 rating in adults 18-49, about even with season 1’s premiere and finale.
With this news, “Pose” joins an expanding list of scripted original programming at FX. Others include “Atlanta,” “Baskets,” “Better Things,” “Fargo,” “Mayans,” “Mr. Inbetween,” “Snowfall,” and “What We Do in the Shadows.” New, incoming series will also include “Breeders,” “Showgun,” “Devs,” “Y: The Last Man,” and “Mrs. America,” as well as a yet-unnamed series starring rapper Lil Dicky.