‘Pose’ is coming to an end and now the team behind the show is revealing the reason as to why the show is ending.
In a virtual discussion with Variety on April 16, showrunner Steven Canals and the cast discussed the series’ end and what they hope to tell in the final episodes.
Their words below…
“If you watch this season, and more specifically the finale, that was what it was always intended to be. If you go back to the first season, everything was a set up for this final chapter. Stories have a beginning, middle and an end, and this final season was the end of this three-arc narrative that we’ve been telling.
It’s us finally allowing our characters to explore what it means to have all of the things that they very clearly stated in the first season that they wanted.”
Billy Porter continued:
“I have been dealing with a lot of PTSD during this COVID time. It’s very reminiscent of what it was like then,” he explained, recalling the HIV/AIDS crisis of decades prior that the show depicts.
The best news about that is that I survived, we got through it and there is another side to it — we can get to the other side. And I feel like that’s what Pose really accomplishes this season: reminding the public that it’s when we come together and when we lead with love [that] we get to the other side.”
Canals also said of the show’s ending:
“For me as a true lover of television, one of the things that has always frustrated me is when I am tuning into a season of television and I can tell this season just feels like filler. The last thing I wanted to do to our audience was create narrative simply to create narrative, and with no real intention. I could see the ending … and it made sense to land the plane comfortably, if you will.”
The final season of ‘Pose’ takes place in 1994 and ballroom is a “distant memory” for Blanca (Mj Rodriguez), who is struggling “to balance being a mother with being a present partner to her new love, and her latest role as a nurse’s aide.”
Pray Tell (Porter) is dealing with “unexpected health burdens” while, in the ballroom scene, a “vicious new upstart house forces the House of Evangelista members to contend with their legacy.”
Watch the trailer for ‘Pose’s final season here.