Pose is officially coming back for a third season, so consider that another win for the beloved House of Evangelista. Following a second season debut one June 11, 2019, FX renewed the groundbreaking show about New York City ballroom culture merely days later. The early renewal came after said season two premiere brought in the highest viewership yet, with 1.2 million viewers, according to Deadline.
"Pose has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it," said FX Chairman John Landgraf in a statement. Billy Porter, who portrays Pray Tell, will make his TV directorial debut next season. "I've been directing for 20 years in the theater, and I'm directing an episode of season three myself," Billy told Variety. "I'm trying to be the head b*tch in charge, hunny!"
When it first premiered in 2018, Pose made history as the scripted series with the most transgender actors appearing as series regulars ever. The show has also gone on to receive numerous accolades. It was nominated for best drama series at the 2019 Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Television Awards, while Billy Porter was nominated at both awards shows for his portrayal of Pray Tell. Pose has also received a GLAAD Media Award and was among the entertainment honorees at the 2018 Peabody Awards.
Unfortunately, Pose was ineligible for consideration at the 2018 Emmy Awards because its premiere date missed the cutoff by a few days. It went on to earn two nominations for the 2019 awards, with Porter becoming the first openly gay black man to win lead actor in a drama category. While Porter was once again nominated for lead actor in a drama category at the 2020 Emmys, Pose and the rest of the core cast were essentially snubbed. We'll have to wait and see if Porter is a winner during the Emmy Awards Sept. 20, but hopefully season three will bring the rest of the cast the recognition they deserve.