FX makes history with transgender musical series ‘Pose’ from Ryan Murphy

Source:AFP Published: 2017/12/28 17:53:39

Cable channel FX said on Wednesday it had green-lit Glee creator Ryan Murphy's Pose, a dance-musical series featuring the largest transgender regular cast in US television history.

The series will star Evan Peters (American Horror Story) and Kate Mara (The Martian, House of Cards) as a New Jersey couple who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s.

Through their story, the series will chronicle life and society in New York, the rise of the "luxury Trump-era universe" and the downtown social and literary scene, FX said.

Murphy said in a statement he expected the show to be "a game changer" about the "universal quest for identity, family and respect," adding that it would also feature 50-plus LGBTQ characters - another television record.

"I can't wait for people to see this incredibly talented, passionate cast," he said.

The series will be co-written and produced by Murphy, his longtime collaborator Brad Falchuk and relative newcomer Steven Canals, with Murphy directing the show's first two episodes. 

FX did not reveal how many transgender actors would appear in Pose but did say they included MJ Rodriguez (Nurse Jackie), Dominique Jackson (Strut), Indya Moore (Saturday Church), Hailie Sahar (Mr. Robot) and Angelica Ross (Transparent).

Ryan Murphy Photo: IC



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