AceShowbiz - FX is keeping "Pose" around. Just a week after the show's second season premiered, the network has renewed the series, which is hailing from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, for a third season.
The pickup arrives after the show, which features a record number of trans characters portrayed by trans actors, is among the awards season contenders. Billy Porter was nominated Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama at the 2019 Golden Globes Award for his portrayal of Pray Tell. Meanwhile, co-star Mj Rodriguez was nominated for Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
The renewal may also have something to do with the show's satisfying ratings. Its sophomore season debuted to strong reviews and brought in an impressive 96 percent rating on RottenTomatoes. Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg notes that it's a good decision for the show to move the focus away from stars Evan Peters, Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek and more toward its trans leads.
Season 2, which premiered on June 11, throws everything back to the summer of 1990. It also follows the influence and impact Madonna's "Vogue" has on the ballroom community. The premiere episode of the season marked the show's highest total viewers as it drew in 1.2 million total viewers with 572,000 among adults 18-49.
"Pose has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it, and we are honored to partner with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals on a third season," said FX chairman John Landgraf in a statement on Monday, June 17, "Our thanks to the entire creative team, including Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Erica Kay, the amazing cast and crew and everyone at Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions for this incredibly entertaining, enlightening and groundbreaking series."
Also starring on "Pose" are Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Angelica Ross, Hailie Sahar and Ryan Jamaal Swain among others. Season 2 airs on Tuesdays at 10 P.M. on FX.