Ryan Murphy says “Pose”– coming to FX in the summer of 2018 — is “a game-changer.”
The prolific producer’s ballroom dance musical drama, set in 1980s New York City, is certainly a history-maker, featuring the most trans series regulars on an American television show. It will open a lot of eyes.
Murphy said in a staement:
“Along with being a dance musical and an affirming look at American life in the 1980s, I’m so proud that Pose and FX has made history right from the beginning by featuring the most trans series regular actors ever in an American television production. Additionally, the first season of Pose will feature 50-plus LGBTQ characters — a record in American television history. I can’t wait for people to see this incredibly talented, passionate cast.”
“Pose” will star Evan Peters, Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek. However Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany is no longer attached to the show, which received an eight-episode series order on Wednesday. The “Orphan Black” star was poised to play a modern dance teacher, but the part was reimagined as a 50-year-old African-American woman during production on the pilot. Charlayne Woodard will take over the part.
The series features five trans actors in series regular roles: MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore (pictured above as Angel), Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross. Each is playing authentic transgender characters.
Peters and Mara play New Jersey couple Stan and Patty, who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s. Van Der Beek plays Peters’ financial kingpin boss, Matt.