Pose season 2 teaser promises a positively electric vibe
FX just announced that the second season of Pose would start up in June, and now we’ve got a brief 15-second teaser to prove it. While short, the season two teaser hints at some of the show’s plot, which flashes forward in time to 1990. On the heels of the ballroom community establishing itself in pop culture and going mainstream, the House of Evangelista is forced to reevaluate their goals. Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis worsens and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch.
Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene. The first season earned rave reviews from critics who praised the combination of style, energy, exhilarating drama and performances from its cast and garnered solid ratings for a cable series, averaging about 600,000 viewers per episode.
After an extensive nationwide search helmed by award-winning casting director Alexa Fogel (Atlanta), co-creator Ryan Murphy and his collaborators made television history by assembling the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. The transgender cast includes MJ Rodriguez as Blanca Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson as Elektra, Indya Moore as Angel, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross. Also co-starring are Tony Award winner Billy Porter as Pray Tell, Charlayne Woodard as well as newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon Richards and Dyllon Burnside.
Pose was created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals. The series is executive produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Canals is a co-executive producer, and Janet Mock, Our Lady J, and Erica Kay also serve as producers.
The second season of Pose kicks off on FX June 9.