FX announced earlier today that it’ll soon be setting a new record for transgender representation on TV. Ryan Murphy’s upcoming show Pose will feature five transgender actors in regular series roles, a new record. The ’80s period piece—which Murphy is putting together with Steven Canals and long-time collaborator Brad Falchuk—will focus on “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.”
The five trans cast members joining the show include MJ Rodriguez (Luke Cage), Indya Moore (Saturday Church), Hailie Sahar (Transparent), Angelica Ross (Transparent), and New York ball performer Dominique Jackson. According to the FX press release, all five will be playing “authentic transgender characters.” FX also announced that Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllon Burnside, and Tony winner Billy Porter have also joined the show’s cast. Pose’s pilot will go into production next month.