The curtains are closing on the groundbreaking FX series Pose, which will end with its third season as reported by Entertainment Weekly. Co-creator of the show Steven Canals (Dead of Summer) broke the news on Friday ahead of the season three premiere on May 2.
Pose tells the story of various New Yorkers finding a home within the queer ballroom scene located in Harlem during the 1980s and 1990s. The series set a record for having the largest transgender cast in television history played by transgender actors. Star of the series Billy Porter (American Horror Story: Apocalypse) also made history by becoming the first openly gay man to win the Best Actor Emmy at the 2019 Awards.
Canals announced on Twitter Friday morning that season three would be the last season of Pose, writing, “Hey Pose Fam! We made the decision to end @PoseOnFX after 3 seasons because we reached the intended ending of our story. This experience has been life changing. THANK YOU is too small a word. And yet, it’s what is in my heart. Hope to see you in May 2nd when we debut.” In an attached document posted alongside the tweet, he went on to further write: “I, along with my incredible collaborators, never intended on changing the TV landscape. I simply wanted to tell an honest story about family, resilience, and love. How fortunate am I to have done that for three seasons.”
See his full statement. below:
Hey Pose fam! We made the decision to end @PoseOnFX after 3 seasons because we reached the intended ending of our story. This experience has been life changing. THANK YOU is too small a word. And yet, it’s what is in my heart. Hope to see you in May 2nd when we debut. #PoseFX pic.twitter.com/P9fMZfrS06
— Steven Canals (@StevenCanals) March 5, 2021
The PoseFX Twitter page also shared a heartfelt video on Friday of Canals commemorating the final season and thanking fans for their continued support. Watch the video below:
— PoseFX (@PoseOnFX) March 5, 2021
Ryan Murphy (Glee) and Brad Falchuk (The Politician) served as co-creators and co-executive producers alongside Canals. In addition, all three co-wrote the pilot with Canals going on the write several other episodes. Pose was notably one of Murphy’s last projects at FX before he signed a major deal with Netflix.
The third season of Pose will debut on FX Sunday, May 2, at 10 p.m. E.T. with two episodes. An abridged season with a total of seven episodes, the series finale will air on June 6. Season one and season two are available to stream on Netflix.