A new teaser came with the announcement that Ryan Murphy’s upcoming series on FX, Pose, will premiere on June 3.
The history-making Pose will feature the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles and the largest recurring LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted television series.
Set in the 1980s, Pose looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world.
Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple “Stan” and “Patty,” who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s. James Van Der Beek plays Peters’ financial kingpin boss “Matt.” Tatiana Maslany was set to star as a dance teacher, but now the role will be played by Charlayne Woodard after the role was reimagined after the pilot.
After a six-month nationwide search, the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles ever for a scripted series were assembled. The transgender cast includes MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross.
Also co-starring is Billy Porter, as well as newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain and Dyllon Burnside.
Pose was written by co-creators and executive producers Murphy, Falchuk and Steven Canals, with Murphy directing the first two episodes. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson also serve as executive producers alongside fellow executive producers Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh and Erica Kaye. Janet Mock and Our Lady J will also serve as producers. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
Watch the teaser below: