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The groundbreaking American drama series Pose has been renewed for a third season after a record-breaking first episode in season two.

According to Deadline, FX made the decision to approve a third season of the show following the premiere episode of season two which was the highest rated Pose episode ever, bringing in over 1.2 million viewers – 7% more total viewers than its series premiere in June 2018.

Set in the 1980s, Pose chronicles the underground ballroom scene in New York City. The series follows Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista (Mj Rodriguez), a transgender woman diagnosed with HIV, as she chooses to leave the House of Abundance, headed by Elektra Ferocity (Dominique Jackson), to form her own house.

The series made history and broke the record for the largest cast of transgender actors and the largest total LGBTI cast.

The cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dominique Jackson and Billy Porter.

Speaking about the series renewal, FX Networks and FX Productions chairman John Landgraf said “Pose has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it, and we are honoured to partner with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals on a third season,”

“Our thanks to the entire creative team, including Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Erica Kay, the amazing cast and crew and everyone at Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions for this incredibly entertaining, enlightening and groundbreaking series.”

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