Get ready to vogue some more, because “Pose” has been renewed for a third season at FX, the cable network said Monday.
The Season 3 pickup comes just under a week after the Ryan Murphy-created drama aired its second season premiere on June 11, the series’ most-watched episode to date. The Season 2 premiere telecast scored 1.2 million total viewers and 572,000 in the adults 18-49 range. The episode outperformed the “Pose” series premiere by 10% in the key 18-49 demo and 7% in overall eyeballs.
The Season 2 opener, titled “Acting Up,” racked up 1.8 million viewers in the first five days since it debuted, when counting the initial 10 p.m. Tuesday telecast, plus two encores and streaming.
“‘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,” FX Networks and FX Productions chairman John Landgraf said. “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.”
“Pose” is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York’s underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the late 1980s. Season 2 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.
Here’s the official description for Tuesday’s Episode 202, titled “Worth It”: Determined to be an example to her children, Blanca launches a business venture with unexpected results. Meanwhile, Ricky’s travels have unpredicted consequences for his relationship with Damon, and Elektra shocks the ballroom community with a bold move.
“Post” stars Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside, Angel Bismark Curiel and Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside, Angel Bismark Curiel.
The series, which won a Peabody Award in May, was co-created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals. “Pose” is executive produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Canals, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Janet Mock is co-executive producer/writer/director, Our Lady J is supervising producer and Erica Kay, Lou Eyrich and Tanase Popa are producers. The ten-episode second season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
“Pose” airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.