Pose is unlike anything we've seen on television. It's electric, gripping, and puts the stories of Black trans women on the forefront. It's special in every respect.
And while we've had characters like Blanca, Angel, Elektra, Pray Tell, etc. to keep us company for the past three years, we'll all have to emotionally prepare to say bye to them soon, because it was just announced that the upcoming season will be its last.
Season 3 will premiere on May 2, and Steven Canals — who is the show's co-creator and executive producer — told Good Morning America, "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."
He also posted a statement to Twitter, expressing his gratitude and stating that ending the show this early was a purposeful decision.
Mj Rodriguez, who plays Blanca in the show, took to Instagram to reflect back on her time on the series. She said, "What a joy it has been to be on a show like this. The ride was so worth it! The hard work all of us have put in has paid off, and the relationships and connections that we have created are forever lasting!"
She then went on to thank Steven Canals, executive producer and writer Janet Mock, and co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy for giving her this opportunity.
She finished with:
Lastly to our phenomenal cast and crew...we did it y’all, we showed the world how #girlslikeus strive, triumph, and persevere. We made herstory and more than anything....we scratched the surface, simply to make change! We successfully succeeded! No longer will #Transwomen be seen as disposable, instead we will be seen as the women who have paved the way for change, for growth, and for being simply human just like everyone else. I love you all. It as been a pleasure, and it doesn’t stop here! The sky is the limit!