Pose dropped the first-look trailer for season 3, its final season, and fans are gearing up for an emotional rollercoaster.
FX dropped the teaser for the groundbreaking drama’s swan song on Tuesday (6 April) a few weeks after it was confirmed that season three of Pose would be the last.
Set to the tune of Aretha Franklin’s “A Deeper Love”, the season 3 trailer gives fans an exciting glimpse of what’s to come – including a possible wedding for Papi (Angel Bismark Curiel) and Angel (Indya Moore).
The third season jumps ahead to 1994, with Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) reflecting on the incredible progress her family has made over the years.
Meanwhile Pray Tell (played by Billy Porter) is looking towards an uncertain future and reflecting on his legacy as he grapples with HIV.
“I knew this disease would eat me alive, but I’m not going out without a fight,” he vows.
With the AIDS crisis intensifying, Blanca is now working shifts as a nurse in a hospital – but that doesn’t mean she’s left the ballroom behind.
“It’s about our legacy,” she declares while sat around a table, trying to convince her family to return to the ballroom scene. “We rose from the bottom and we became stars. When we walk together we make a statement.”
Ahead of Pose season 3, co-creator Ryan Murphy described the show as the “creative highlight” of his career, adding that he was satisfied with the way the journey comes to an end.
“We got to tell the exact story we wanted, as we wanted to tell it, and I’m incredibly honoured and grateful,” he said. “Pose’s story may end in 1996, but its impact will go on forever.
“From the very beginning when Steven Canals and I sat down to hear his vision and ideas for the show, it has been a passion project.
“To go from the beginning of my career in the late 90s when it was nearly impossible to get an LGBTQ character on television to Pose — which will go down in history for having the largest LGBTQ cast of all time — is a truly full circle moment for me.”
Speaking of the decision to end the series on Good Morning America, co-creator Steven Canals said: “It was a very difficult decision for us to make, but this has been an incredible journey and we have told the story that we wanted to tell the way that we wanted to tell it.”
Pose season 3 premiers on Sunday, 2 May.