Patti LuPone will guest star in season 2 of Pose, Ryan Murphy announced Saturday during the show's PaleyFest panel.
The co-creator, who moderated a discussion with co-creator Steven Canals, producer/writer/director Janet Mock, producer/writer Our Lady J and stars Billy Porter, Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson and Indya Moore, revealed three key details about the upcoming season: The series will time jump to 1990, on the day Madonna's 'Vogue' is released; the song will play a key role in the season; and he and the writers created a role especially for LuPone (who will share many scenes with Rodriguez - much to the chagrin of Porter).
As for season 2, Mock told The Hollywood Reporter that it will include 'a lot of the same ingredients and the DNA of it all.' That includes 'family, glamour, shadiness, bitchiness - but then a lot of heart, too.' She also revealed that, aside from LuPone, there will be additional new characters in the form of a new house in the ball scene.
'There will be a new house,' Mock said. 'There will be a popular song from 1990 heavily featured, which will spark a lot of new aspirations and dreams for the people within the ball scene,' she said, alluding to the importance of 'Vogue.'
Canals told THR that the series will also tackle the era's heightening HIV/AIDS crisis.
From the Hollywood Reporter