Can you say Vogue?!
There are those who look forward to Game of Thrones every week and then there are those who are equally excited about Pose, the groundbreaking FX drama which centers on New York’s early underground ball culture.
The drama is set in the late-80s and boasts the largest gathering of trans actors ever cast for a television series, including Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside Tony Award® winner and Golden Globe® nominee Billy Porter, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Angel Bismark Curiel, and Dyllón Burnside. Sandra Bernhard and Charlayne Woodard round out the ensemble.
As the series' sophomore year is set to premiere on June 11, the new key art has been released and you can feel all the fierceness that embodies the show in these vibrant black-and-white shots that resemble the covers of a high-gloss fashion magazine.
Here is the series synopsis provided by FX:
Upon receiving an HIV positive diagnosis, Blanca Rodriguez (Mj Rodriguez) is forced to confront her mortality and dedicates herself to leaving a legacy. With the encouragement of her friend Pray Tell (Billy Porter), the fierce patriarch and emcee of the house balls, Blanca breaks from Elektra (Dominique Jackson), mother of the House of Abundance, and starts her very own “house,” a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families.
Blanca’s newly formed House of Evangelista becomes a haven for anyone searching for a home, and Blanca’s new family soon includes streetwalker “Angel” (Indya Moore), aspiring dancer “Damon” (Ryan Jamaal Swain) and his boyfriend “Ricky” (Dyllón Burnside), and street-wise “Lil Papi” (Angel Bismark Curiel). After a rocky launch, the upstart House of Evangelista soon overshadows all, becoming a premier force in the ballroom, with Blanca receiving the community’s ultimate honor when she is crowned “Mother of the Year.”
Three years later, it’s 1990 and the ball scene is being exposed to the mainstream for the first time, forcing the House of Evangelista to reevaluate its goals. Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis continues to ravage the community and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch.
Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, who executive produce alongside Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Janet Mock is a co-executive producer. Our Lady J is a supervising producer. Lou Eyrich, Tanase Popa and Erica Kay also serve as producers. The 10-episode second season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.