In case our consistently glowing reviews haven’t made it clear, FX’s Pose—an exploration and celebration of New York’s ’80s ball culture from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, and a whole host of LGBTQ creators—is one of the best, and most revolutionary, things on television right now. So it’s with no small measure of happiness that we pass on the news that the network has renewed the series for a second season, ensuring that the stories of Blanca, Damon, Angel, and the rest of the show’s cast won’t end after a single year.
Much has been made of Pose’s status as the show with the largest cast of trans performers in regular roles in TV history, along with the massive number of LGBTQ cast members in its extended cast. But just as important are the stories the series chooses to tell with its groundbreaking cast, or, in the words of our own Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya, the way it “goes deeper than any other television show in history into the fractures and power dynamics within the LGBTQ community, telling stories that demand to be told from perspectives often ignored by mainstream pop culture.”
Pose airs the penultimate episode of its first season this Sunday. It’ll return, triumphant, for its second in 2019.