One of the best shows on television is back for its sophomore season and the teaser trailer that dropped yesterday. The series created by co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, of Glee and American Horror Story fame, and Steven Canals finally released the teaser for the ballroom-centered series POSE and the internet is wild over the latest teaser. The series, originally set in the 1980’s, follows the lives of the icons and ferocious house mothers of New York’s underground ball culture. This fierce show features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles and also the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series.
Series regulars include 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 and Sandra Bernhard and Charlayne Woodard round out this very talented ensemble.
Season two will take a minor jump in time to the early 1990’s. Music legend Patti Lupone will be joining the cast for the upcoming season. The series is premiering on Tuesday June 11th at 10pm Eastern. The first season highlighted the issues facing the LGTBQ community in the 80’s and this season will feature issues that greatly impacted the LGTBQ community during the 90’s. The second season will pick up in 1989 and end in 1990, which coincides with the release of Madonna’s song Vogue, which was a tribute to the fabulous world of underground ball culture. Madonna’s song took something relatively unknown and thrust it into the spotlight. Season 2 will deal with the character’s wide range of emotions when their community is thrust into the public eye.
The first season debuted in style. To celebrate the show and the accomplishments of those that influenced the underground ball community, FX partnered with BMF Media to bring the show’s aesthetic to life with a live ball featuring interactive vignettes. BMF Media delivered a genuine ball by working with the fabulous ballroom icons Jack Mizrahi and Twiggy Pucci Garcon to create the performances and to find a knowledgeable panel of judges, which consisted of numerous ballroom pioneers. The ball took place in front of a recreation of the stage from the show decked out in flowing gold streamers. Not only did the show start in an epic fashion but it also went on to get nominated for multiple awards.
Season 2 can’t come soon enough!