As FX continues its rise as one of the most critically acclaimed networks, one of its mainstay creators, Ryan Murphy, is developing yet another new series for the channel. POSE will bring Murphy back to the long-form format of his earlier series Nip/Tuck and Glee, rather than following in the footsteps of where Murphy has succeeded best: anthologies like American Horror Story, American Crime Story, and Feud.
Set in 1986 New York City, Pose will explore the convergence of many different societies in the Big Apple during the latter half of the 1980s, such as the rise of luxury with Trump Tower (which opened in 1983), the social and literary scenes, as well as the world of balls (an underground LGBTQ subculture).
Slated for a 2018 premiere, Murphy will co-produce the series with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. As is the norm, he will also direct the first episode and co-write with Brad Falchuk (AHS, American Crime Story, Glee), and Steven Canals. Falchuk and Canals will also produce alongside Sherry Marsh.
Casting for the series has begun with production expected to start in October.
Currently, the first season of Feud is airing on FX, with the second season set to be about Princess Diana and Prince Charles. The seventh season of AHS is in development along with the second and third seasons of Crime Story, about Hurricane Katrina and the murder of Gianni Versace, respectively.
Murphy is represented by CAA.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor