US: 'Pose' Scores Early Season 3 Renewal at FX

The category is: renewal!

FX, the now Disney-owned basic cable network, has picked up Pose, the ball scene drama from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, for a third season merely a week after its sophomore season debut. (Season two was announced after six of eight freshman season episodes aired.)

The renewal comes as the drama, which features a record number of trans characters portrayed by trans actors, has emerged as an awards season contender for its stars, including Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez.

Season two of Pose debuted to strong reviews — the new cycle has an impressive 96 percent rating on — with The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg praising the drama's decision to move the focus away from stars Evan Peters, Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek and more toward its trans leads. The sophomore season shifts to the summer of 1990 and the influence and impact Madonna's "Vogue" has on the ballroom community.

"Pose has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it, and we are honored to partner with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals on a third season,” FX chairman John Landgraf said Monday in a statement. “Our thanks to the entire creative team, including Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Erica Kay, the amazing cast and crew and everyone at Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions for this incredibly entertaining, enlightening and groundbreaking series.” Read more via Variety