Pose will sashay off into the future after its upcoming third season.
FX said Friday the award-winning series about ballroom culture and the LGBTQ community will end following an abbreviated seven-episode season 3.
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Steven Canals, co-creator and executive producer of Pose, shared news of the cancellation with fans Friday morning on Twitter.
“Our audience has been so incredibly supportive of the show, and I wanted to tell you directly that our new season, which debuts on FX on Sunday, May 2, will be its last,” Canals said in a video statement. “It was a very difficult decision for us to make, but this has been an incredible journey and we have told the story that we wanted to tell, the way that we wanted to tell it.”
A message from executive producer and co-creator @StevenCanals on the third and final season of #PoseFX, premiering May 2. pic.twitter.com/f3mfyK3SEQ
— PoseFX (@PoseOnFX) March 5, 2021
The series was renewed for a third season in 2019, however, filming was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, co-creator Ryan Murphy described Pose as one of the “creative highlights” of his career.
“From the very beginning when Steven Canals and I sat down to hear his vision and ideas for the show, it has been a passion project,” Murphy said in a statement to TV Line. “To go from the beginning of my career in the late ’90s when it was nearly impossible to get an LGBTQ character on television to Pose — which will go down in history for having the largest LGBTQ cast of all time — is a truly full circle moment for me. This show made history behind and in front of the camera, and its legacy runs deep.”
The cast of the series includes Billy Porter as Pray Tell, Mj Rodriguez as Blanca, Dominique Jackson as Elektra, Indya Moore as Angel, Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon, Hailie Sahar as Lulu, Angel Bismark Curiel as Lil Papi, Dyllon Burnside as Ricky, and Sandra Bernhard as Judy.
In 2019, Porter became the first openly gay Black actor to win an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his portrayal of Pray Tell.
Season 3 of Pose is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, May 2 at 10 p.m. on FX and the finale will air on June 6.