Pose: Meet the Fierce-as-F*ck Cast That's Already Making TV History
The cast of Ryan Murphy's latest FX series, Pose, is unlike any group that has been assembled for a major TV show. The show is set in 1980s New York City and follows the rise of the underground ballroom scene and the LGBTQ+ youth and people of colour who built it, and stars familiar faces like Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek. But it's the record-breaking number of transgender actors in leading roles that makes Pose a classic before it even finishes its first season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a nationwide search was conducted for the show and led to Pose casting MJ Rodriguez, Hailie Sahar, Indya Moore, Angelica Ross, and Dominique Jackson as series regulars. With five transgender actors in main roles, Pose has already made history with the largest number of transgender actors ever to be cast as series regulars for a scripted series.
Get to know some of the cast members who will be striking a pose in the ballroom as the series airs this Summer ahead.