‘Pose’: Is the FX Show Returning for Season 3?

Pose has returned for Season 2 and it continues to tell the story of multiple people in the ballroom scene. It’s gotten a lot of buzz but will it return for Season 3? Here is everything you need to know about changes around the show and more.

Pose made a few changes for Season 2

Sandra Bernhard, Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, and Angelica Ross attend FX Network's "Pose" season 2 premiere
(L-R) Sandra Bernhard, Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, and Angelica Ross attend FX Network’s “Pose” season 2 premiere | Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

There were a few changes when it came to storytelling for Season 2. One was timing with jumping a few years ahead.

Season 2 is very exciting,” co-creator Ryan Murphy said at PaleyFest according to Indie Wire. “It starts in 1990 — the day Madonna releases ‘Vogue,’ and along with our wonderful [returning] cast, we have wonderful additions. Sandra Bernhard is a series regular.”

The casting is also a little different with Evan Peters, Kate Mara, and
James Van Der Beek not returning. Patti Lupone has joined the cast playing a woman who rents out a property to Blanca (Mj Rodriguez.)

Of course, the one thing that stays the same is that there will be ballroom scenes. Billy Porter previously talked to The Cheat Sheet about how long those beautiful scenes can take.

You know filming television is tedious and I don’t say tedious as a pejorative,” he revealed. “I say tedious just in terms of it’s very meticulous, it’s very precise. It’s fun because we make it fun.”

He added how long they take to film with, “Long time, like days and days and days and days. They come out and they’re like 60 seconds. You’re like ‘that took four days.’”

That work is paying off because one of the producers of the show recently got a huge deal with Netflix.

Janet Mock has signed a Netflix deal

Janet Mock is a producer and director on Pose. That success has been noticed to where she earned a Netflix deal making her the first transgender woman to do so, according to Variety.

Netflix will have exclusive rights to her work thanks to the three-year multimillion-dollar deal. She will also be an executive producer on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Hollywood show.

“As someone who grew up in front of the TV screen, whether that was watching talk shows or family sitcoms or VHS films, I never thought that I would be embraced,” Mock said. “And more than embraced. Given not just a seat at the table but a table of my own making.”

The good thing is that this news isn’t hindering the chances of a third season of Pose. It’s giving the opportunity for more diverse content.

The show got an early renewal for Season 3

Pose fans barely had to wait to get news on whether the show will be back for more. That’s because Season 2 received the show’s best ratings yet, which led to an early renewal.

Season 2 reportedly debuted to 1.2 million total viewers, which was the most for the show so far. FX chairman John Landgraf released a statement about the news.

Pose has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it, and we are honored to partner with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals on a third season,” read the statement according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Our thanks to the entire creative team, including Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Erica Kay, the amazing cast and crew and everyone at Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions for this incredibly entertaining, enlightening and groundbreaking series.”

There is still some time before there will be any other news about Season 3. The last two seasons premiered in June so that could mean the upcoming one will come in June 2020.