FX Orders Season 2 of 'Pose'

FX announced on Thursday that it ordered a second season of the historic drama series Pose.

The show, a dance musical set in the 1980s during the height of ball culture and the AIDS epidemic, features television's largest transgender and LGBT cast ever. Pose juxtaposes the rise of Trump-era uptown luxury with the downtown social scenes.

'Pose' on FX
Pictured: Mj Rodriguez as Blanca. Pari Dukovic/FX

The cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, along with co-stars Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, and newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel. The series was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Stevan Canals. Murphy directed the first two episodes.

'Pose' on FX
Pictures: Dominique Jackson as Elektra. Pari Dukovic/FX

"Ryan Murphy has once again revolutionized television with Pose, an incredibly engaging story of creativity, courage, compassion, love and family at a pivotal time in our culture," John Landgraf, CEO of Fox Networks and FX Productions, said in a press release. "As television critics have universally acknowledged, there is simply nothing like Pose on TV, so effortlessly excelling on every creative level and earning a place in television history for its infectiously inclusive spirit. We are honored to partner with our producers Ryan, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh, and the incredible cast and crew to continue this groundbreaking journey that is Pose."

'Pose' on FX
Indya Moore as Angel. Pari Dukovic/FX

Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO's Dana Walden and Gary Newman commented in the FX press release: "Ryan Murphy and his talented collaborators Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh have truly outdone themselves with this triumphant show that is as universal in its themes of love and family as it is specific and important and one of a kind. We are so proud of what they've achieved and grateful to John and FX for their steadfast belief in the series."

Pose made history yet again with its sixth episode, "Love Is the Message," written and directed by Janet Mock. It was the first television episode to be both written and directed by a trans woman of color.

Pose will air its penultimate episode, "Pink Slip," on Sunday at 9:00 pm ET, with the eighth and final episode of the first season airing July 22. The second season will debut in 2019.