‘Pose’ Season 2: Time-Shift & More Confirmed

Published: Sunday 5th Aug 2018 by Sam

As new TV shows go, few can rival the immediate impact of ‘Pose.’

Created by Ryan Murphy and Steven Canals, the FX smash chronicles the ball culture world of 80s New York, with gay and transgender “houses” doing battle in underground competitions.

The period piece resonated powerfully with audiences and has been commissioned for a second season.

And in a new interview, Murphy spills the tea on what viewers can expect.

The producer opened up about season 2 at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Here’s an excerpt:

“We’re gonna do a one-year time leap,” Murphy said, adding that the sophomore season will begin in 1989 and “end in March of ’90, when Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ was released.”

That song becoming a worldwide hit was a pivotal moment for the LGBT and ball community, Murphy says: It “took something that was unknown in the culture and made it mainstream. And [Season 2] will be about the reaction of our characters to that moment, where their community… is suddenly put on display.” Murphy doesn’t plan on asking the real Madonna to make a cameo as herself, though: “We haven’t tried to do too much of my typical stunt casting, and I don’t think we will… that’s not what the show is about.”

It also looks as though the show’s sophomore run will delve into darker elements too – namely the effects of the AIDS epidemic – socially and literally – at the time.

Canals added:

[We’ll] delve deeper into AIDS activism. Season 2 will also “very much involve Blanca and Pray Tell’s HIV experience,” Murphy adds. “We want to be truthful about it, because it was a very dark, troubling time.” [Source]


‘Pose’ easily is one of the most immersive, gripping productions we’ve watched. And we can’t wait (literally) until its return.

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  1. IKNOWTHETRUTH August 5, 2018


    • Rasputia Latimore August 5, 2018

      Never heard of this show before. Why is TGJ just now posting about it after the season is already over?

      • Yeah I said it August 5, 2018

        It’s not TGJ fault u late, pipe down and go watch

  2. IG @ mixedboy August 5, 2018


  3. Steve August 5, 2018

    Can’t wait to watch all the legendary houses go at it. They can do away with the A*** part. It makes it too bittersweet.

    • Clayne August 5, 2018

      It’s realistic, thats what was going on in that time.. have you not seen Paris is burning? It’s entertainment but he always wants to bring in the reality, and that was the reality during that time. I think it’s a smart move and shedding light to what was going on.

  4. SMH August 5, 2018

    This show is EVERYTHING. Totally looking forward to season 2.

  5. DanYiel Iman August 5, 2018

    That’s awesome & I’m glad that a POC production is still able to be seen!!

  6. stan August 5, 2018

    yes yes YES

  7. Keith August 5, 2018

    I loved the first season!!!!

    As long as they keep Elektra bitchy, improve the wigs for all and ball costumes for the House of Evangelista, and keep the boyfriends for PrayTell and Damon, I’m good…Oh yeah, and the A*** storyline is CRITICAL to making that show ring true to the LGBT experience of that time.

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  9. Sirjirick August 5, 2018

    When does it start?

  10. Rick Adame August 5, 2018

    Cannot wait! One of the best shows on television.

  11. Paul August 7, 2018

    Awesome Show. I am a huge fan!

  12. Bonnie Jo Brisbane August 7, 2018

    The beginning of the A*** Epidemic was HORRENDOUS. I watch great human beings be ostracized along with unfortunate inept medical treatment. I watched the suffered die. My heart cried during season 1. My soul will cry out during season 2.

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