Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Patti LuPone to join Pose Season 2

Just in case the first season of Pose, the 80’s set show about the New York drag ball scene, wasn’t gay enough for you, it has just been announced that the legendary Patti LuPone will be joining season 2! 

LuPone, who is currently appearing in the revival of Sondheim’s Company in London’s West End, will appear in a recurring role during the second season of Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed drama.

The news was announced during a Pose panel at PaleyFest this weekend. Murphy said: “We’ve come up with this great role for Patti LuPone. 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.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time that LuPone has appeared in a Ryan Murphy show. She has previously made appearances in Glee and American Horror Story: Coven.

At the same panel, Pose co-creator Steven Canals teased more details about the second season, revealing it will be set in 1990, picking up a year and a half after the first season.

“It’s fun to explore what has happened in the past two years, and how are they the person that they are presenting now? We were able to research what was happening in 1990 and lean into how New York had changed.”

“This second season we are really leaning into the HIV/AIDS epidemic much more so than we did in the first season. Obviously it loomed heavy in the first season, but we see the real-world consequences much more in the second season.”

“We’re also talking about access to medical care and what does that mean to be positive and be black or be Latin and not have access?”

“To explore life and death in that way is exciting as a storyteller and also scary because you know the audience has expectations, and they fall in love with these characters.”

Season one of Pose is currently airing in the UK on BBC Two and season two is expected to air in the States in June.

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