NALIPster Steven Canals' 'Pose’ Ordered to Series by FX
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Former NALIP Media Summit and Latino Media Fest panelist speaker, Steven Canals's drama "Pose" has been picked up for a series order by FX.
A period piece set in the mid-’80s in New York City, “Pose” examines the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in Manhattan: the emergence of the luxury Trump-era universe, the ball culture world, and downtown social and literary scene. Ryan Murphy co-created the drama with Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, who will executive produce with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, and Erica Kaye. Janet Mock and Our Lady J will serve as producers.
Charlayne Woodard, Evan Peters, James Van Der Beek, and Kate Mara are aboard the series, which is also set to feature the largest cast of trangender actors ever for a scripted television program. Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions are producing.
“In the 15 years we’ve worked with Ryan, he has demonstrated time and again that every person’s story is joyful, illuminating, and must to be told,” said FX CEO John Landgraf. “With ‘Pose,’ Ryan, and his producing partners Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, introduce us to a new group of characters whose talent, life force, and self-made community is greater than the daunting obstacles created by a society that can be threatened by their native identities.
Reports surfaced in March that Murphy was working on “Pose” for FX, home of his anthologies “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story,” and “Feud.” The cable channel announced in October that it had ordered a pilot for the series.
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