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