Ryan Murphy’s latest hit series Pose will debut on BBC Two on Thursday 21st March at 9pm it has been announced.
The ground-breaking show is about the underground world of 1980s ball culture, set at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Watch the trailer below:
Pose features a transgender cast that includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross. The cast also features Evan Peters (American Horror Story), Kate Mara (House of Cards), James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek), Billy Porter (The Get Down), Charlayne Woodard (Glass), and newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel.
Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple Stan and Patty Bowes, who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s, as epitomized by Matt Bromley (James Van Der Beek), Stan’s boss. Mj Rodriguez stars as Blanca Rodriguez, who breaks from the House of Abundance and her former house mother Elektra Abundance (Dominique Jackson) to form her own ‘house’, a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families.
Indya Moore plays Angel, a streetwalker who develops feelings for her new client, Stan. Ryan Jamaal Swain plays Damon Richards, a dancer who joins Blanca’s house. Together they compete in the Balls – where house members challenge each other in various categories and are judged on their outfits, attitude, or dance skills.
Under the watchful eye of Pray Tell (Billy Porter), Grandfather to all the children who compete in the house balls, Elektra’s House of Abundance and Blanca’s upstart House of Evangelista face off in what may develop into a legendary rivalry.
Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals.