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Ryan Murphy Talks Pose Season 2’s Time Jump and Patti LuPone Joining Cast

Ryan Murphy Talks Pose Season 2’s Time Jump and Patti LuPone Joining Cast

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Ryan Murphy has revealed that Broadway legend Patti LuPone will join the cast of the hit FX series, Pose, according to Deadline.

No details were given about LuPone’s character, but she will be joining for the second season.

In addition, Murphy revealed that there will be a time jump from season one. It will go from the ’80s to 1990. The first episode of the season will take place the day that Madonna‘s “Vogue” was released.

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“We’ve come up with this great role for Patti LuPone,” Murphy said, according to Variety.

“She loves the show and we wrote this part and she said, ‘Yes, I want to do it,’ so she’s coming to play with us in a couple weeks.”

Murphy said that MJ Rodriquez, who plays Blanca on the FX show, and Billy Porter, who stars as Pray Tell, will get to share a lot of scenes with LuPone.

The series explores the height of New York City’s LGBTQ ball scene, predominantly through the lens of the Black and Latinx queer community that shaped it. In addition to Porter (who will direct an episode in the second season) and Rodriguez, the cast includes Dominique Jackson (Incongruence), Hallie Sahar (Charm), Ryan Jamaal Swain (Choir Boy), Indya Moore, Angelica Ross, Charlayne Woodard, Dyllon Burnside, Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, and Angel Bismark Curiel.

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During PaleyFest, Murphy also spoke about how Pose has opened more doors for trans actors – the show has the largest cast of trans actors in series regular roles.

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“We spent six months casting the show,” said Murphy. “We made it open to everybody in the world – everyone who can audition could audition. Mj [Rodriguez] had auditioned several times. As soon as she read, that was it.”

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“You finally gave me something where my identity matched my career choices,” said Rodriguez, who plays Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in the series.

The second season of Pose is slated to premiere in June.

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