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‘Pose’ Season 2 Will Jump Ahead a Year, End on Madonna’s ‘Vogue’

TCA 2018: Ryan Murphy is ”hopeful“ the Material Girl will clear song rights for finale

When it returns for Season 2, FX’s “Pose” will jump ahead one year to 1989. It will end in 1990, right around the time of Madonna’s legendary single “Vogue.” 

The song is an anthem in the LGBTQ community, and will play a big role in the dance show’s sophomore finale — if creator Ryan Murphy gets the rights, that is. Murphy is “hopeful” the Material Girl will allow him to use the single. “I have a good relationship with Madonna — thus far.”

A period drama set against backdrop of the legendary ballroom scene of 1980s New York City, “Pose” follows a cast predominantly of trans women of color — a first for mainstream TV — as they navigate life on the fringes of society, carving out a space for themselves where they can celebrate each other and build a community.

Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross co-star alongside Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard and newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel.

Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, “Pose” is co-created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals. Murphy and Falchuk executive produce alongside Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Canals and Silas Howard serve as co-executive producers, and Janet Mock, Our Lady J and Erica Kay also produce.