Kate attended the Pose panel at the TCA Press Tour in Pasadena, California this Friday (Jan 5). She plays Patty in FX’s anticipated TV series and was joined by her co-stars including Evan Peters, James Van Der Beek, Indya Moore, Ryan Jamaal Swain, MJ Rodriguez and Dominique Jackson.
During the panel, Ryan Murphy opened up about the importance of the series.
“Now is the time to tell this story, about this group of people who, sadly are more and more disenfranchised and cut off. We want to celebrate them…The timing of this show is very important.”
Set in 1980s New York, Pose looks at the concurrent rise of Trump-era downtown social and literary scene and ball culture worlds. The show will air on FX later this year.
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FX ordered Pose, the Ryan Murphy’s new dance-musical drama to series.
Set in 1986, the series takes on the rise of Donald Trump-style superwealth, the denizens of downtown (including the literary scene) and the underground LGBT subculture known as ball culture.
The series’ cast includes James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek), Billy Porter (Broadway’s Kinky Boots), Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Evan Peters (American Horror Story).
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), who’d previously been announced as taking part in the series, has exited the production, TVLine has confirmed. Her role, a modern dance teacher who “takes a special interest in the talent of Damon” (played by Ryan Jamaal Swain), has been rewritten as a 50-year-old African-American woman and recast with Charlayne Woodard (The Leftovers).
via TV Line
The Hollywood Reporter – Kate Mara joined, alongside Evan Peters, James Van Der Beek and Tatiana Maslany the pilot of Ryan Murphy’s 1980’s FX drama ‘Pose‘.
The drama looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in 1980s New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world.
Peters and Mara, both of whom have worked with Murphy on American Horror Story, will play a New Jersey couple named Stan and Patty who get sucked into the glamor and intrigue of ’80s New York City.
Van Der Beek will portray Stan’s financial kingpin boss. Maslany is set as a modern dance teacher who takes a special interest in the talent of Damon (previously announced cast members Ryan Jamaal Swain.)
Murphy and FX made history Wednesday when it was announced that the pilot will feature five transgender actors in a series regular roles — a scripted TV record. The castings came after a six-month nationwide casting call for the project.
If picked up to series, this would mark Murphy’s fourth at FX, joining anthologies American Crime Story, American Horror Story and Feud. He also the upcoming Fox drama 911, set to premiere midseason.