‘Pose’ Actor Mj Rodriguez Talks Possible House of Abundance Spinoff
Pose has been one of the most popular TV shows since its 2018 premiere. Created by Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals, and Brad Falchuk, the series tells the story of the New York ballroom scene through colorful characters and their families. Pose is set to end in 2021 following a hugely successful run, much to the disappointment of its viewers. But could there be a Pose spinoff? Actor MJ Rodriguez has weighed in on the possibility.
Mj Rodriguez talks a possible ‘Pose’ spinoff
As Digital Spy notes, spinoff talks emerged after Pose Season 3 Episode 3, which included a flashback to the early days of Elektra’s House of Abundance when it only featured Candy, Lulu, and Blanca.
Fans made it clear on social media that they would be game for a prequel series that dives deeper into those years. Rodriguez, who plays Blanca, told Digital Spy she would definitely do it, though there doesn’t seem to be an official plan to do a spinoff.
“I mean if Ryan [Murphy] was ready and down and willing, honey, I would jump right on it,” she explained. “I loved being young Blanca… I would love to get more funny moments with younger Blanca, because I feel like the younger kids need to see that.”
But for now, the focus is on Pose Season 3, which concludes on Sunday, June 6. Teasing details, Rodriguez told the outlet “the story will definitely end off on a high note.”
“I think people will be happy with that,” she continued. “I think the work with her children that she has laid down throughout all of the seasons is being seen. She gets to see that she worked hard in raising resilient children… And I just think that’s where the season will leave off, I think it leaves off with hope.”
Why is ‘Pose’ ending so soon?
The news of Pose ending after just three seasons definitely shocked a lot of people. But as Canals has explained, that has always been the plan. “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,” he said in a past press conference, according to Variety.
Canal added that there were talks about continuing the story past the third season, but he didn’t want to risk watering it down.
“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,” he explained. “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.”
Pose comes on at 10 p.m. ET on FX.