Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed drama Pose will return with season two with a bit of leap forward in time.
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Friday Murphy explained that season two would begin one year after season one ended. The season will begin in 1989 and end in March 1990 to coincide with the release of Madonna’s massive sensation, Vogue for the finale.
Murphy told the press that Vogue took something that was known only in the ballroom culture and made it mainstream. In its sophomore season, Pose will be about the reaction of the characters to suddenly being put on display.
The focus on Madonna’s Vogue single caused questions about Madonna herself making and appearance on the second season. Murphy stated that Pose is focused on using lesser known gay and transgender actors and focus on LGBT concerns rather than go the “stunt casting” route he employs on other series like American Horror Story.
Season two will also focus more on Blanca and Pray Tell’s HIV status and the dark reality of that situation at that time in history. More scenes involving AIDS activism are to be expected. A nod to, ACT UP activist and playwright, Larry Kramer is possible. Kramer previous worked with Murphy on The Normal Heart.
The writing has not begun for the season yet, and there is not word on when the second season will premiere. Where do you think the characters will be a year from now? One of Blanca’s boys is going on tour. Will he be back? Where do you see the cast in a year? Will Elecktra still be a hostess? What do you think?