FX’s hit show Pose will return for its third and final season on May 2nd.
Steve Canals, the show’s co-creator and executive producer, made the announcement via video this morning on Twitter. “It was a very difficult decision for us to make,” he says in the video, “but this has been an incredible journey and we have told the story that we have wanted to tell, the way we wanted to tell it.”
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the season will consist of seven episodes, with the finale airing on June 6th. The final season of the series — which Canals called “a love letter to the underground N.Y. ballroom community” in another statement posted to Twitter on Friday — will feature House of Evangelista founder Blanca (MJ Rodriguez) contending with life outside of the ballroom, and Pray Tell (Billy Porter) dealing with health burdens.
“Although I know you’ll be sad to see the show go, this season will be filled with all the love, and laughter, and tears that you have come to expect from the Evangelista family.”
The Emmy-winning FX drama, which debuted in 2018, was lauded for its groundbreaking portrayal of underground drag and ballroom culture in the 1980s and 1990s, along with its representation, and casting, of Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ persons. The first season won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama and Porter became the first openly LGBTQ+ Black actor to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
“I, along with my incredible collaborators, never intended on changing the TV landscape,” Canals said in both the video and Twitter statements. “I simply wanted to tell an honest story about family, resilience, and love. How fortunate am I to have done that for three seasons.”