Audiences got their first glimpse of the final chapter of “Pose” with the release of the Season 3 trailer this week.
Scheduled to debut on May 2, the new season of the drama FX shifts the action to 1994, when Pray Tell (played by Billy Porter) reflects on his legacy as he grapples with health issues related to HIV. Meanwhile, Bianca (MJ Rodriguez) faces professional challenges as she balances her job as a nursing assistant with motherhood and a new budding relationship.
However, all is not dark and disastrous, as evidenced by excerpts from the House of Evangelista strutting to the tune of “A Deeper Love” by Aretha Franklin.
Created by Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, “Pose” dramatizes the New York City ballroom scene of the ’80s and’ 90s. The show broke new ground for queer representation when it premiered in 2018 by starring the largest cast of transgender actors on television in regular roles on the show, as well as the largest LGBTQ cast for a scripted series. In 2019, Porter became the first gay black man to win an Emmy for lead actor in a drama for his portrayal of Pray Tell, designer and ballroom host.
Advertised channels on social networks Last month, Season 3 of “Pose” would be the last on the show and consist of seven episodes.
“It was an amazing trip and we told the story we wanted to tell, like we wanted to tell it,” he said at the time. “Me, with my incredible collaborators, I never intended to change the television landscape. I just wanted to tell an honest story about family, resilience, and love.
Murphy echoed those sentiments.
“We have to tell the exact story we wanted, the way we wanted to tell it, and I’m incredibly honored and grateful,” six-time Emmy winner said on twitter.
Watch the Season 3 trailer for “Pose” below.
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