Ryan Murphy’s ground-breaking LGBT show has been renewed for a second season.
The show, which is set in 1980s New York City, is just over halfway through its eight-episode run in the US and made history for featuring the highest number of trans actors in series regular roles on a TV show.
The news was announced in a tweet on the official PoseFX Twitter page on Thursday (July 12).
The tweet read: “We’ve got amazing news. Get ready to snatch more trophies and tissues because season 2 is coming!”
Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, also tweeted about the announcement, writing: “The category is: SECOND SEASON.
“Congrats to the cast and crew of @PoseOnFX who worked so hard to make history. And a special thank you to John Landgraf at FX and Dana Walden at Fox for believing in this special project and this community so much.”
The category is: SECOND SEASON. Congrats to the cast and crew of @PoseOnFX who worked so hard to make history. And a special thank you to John Landgraf at FX and Dana Walden at Fox for believing in this special project and this community so much.— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 13, 2018
Despite winning legions of critical acclaim and a 96% ‘certified fresh’ rating on aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the show has yet to be picked up by a UK broadcaster.
Meanwhile, actor Jeremy McClain, who plays gay dancer Cubby Abundance, believes the series has the ability to “save lives”.
He told OUT: “Pose is so important because it can change lives and even save lives by showing LGBTQ people of colour on-screen.”
“I feel honoured to be part of the show and to be given this opportunity by Ryan Murphy and his team to represent such a marginalised community.”
He added: “They’re finally getting the chance to tell the world their story.”
Pose continues in the US on Sundays on FX.