Co-creator and producer of Pose, Steven Canals, confirmed that the third season will be the final one for Pose.
“It was a very difficult decision for us to make, but this has been an incredible journey and we have told the story we wanted to tell–the way we wanted to tell it. Although we know you’ll be sad to see the show go, this season will be filled with all of the love, and laughter, and tears that you have come to expect from the Evangelista family.”
“I, along with my incredible collaborators, never intended on changing the television landscape, I simply wanted to tell an honest story about family, resilience, and love. We love you and we hope that you’ll join us in celebrating this final season.”
The first two episodes of Season 3 arrive on Sunday, May 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX. With seven episodes total, the finale will air on June 6, Deadline reports.
Just as Season 2 jumped three years after the Season 1 finale, Season 3 will also jump ahead. “Thematically it’s much of the same—our heroes navigating New York and this time it’s New York of 1994,” Canals told TV Guide.
While three seasons may seem like a shorter run than anyone would have expected, Pose has left an indelible mark on the TV landscape. The drama made TV history by featuring a record number of trans characters portrayed by trans actors, with a cast that includes Porter — who became the first openly gay man to win the lead actor Emmy — and Mock ranking as the first trans woman of colour hired as a writer on a TV series, as well as the first transgender woman of colour to write and direct a TV episode. Pose also boasts the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. Rodriguez, Porter, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore and Hailie Sahar star alongside Dyllón Burnside, Angel Bismark Curiel, Sandra Bernhard and Jason A. Rodriguez.