Patti LuPone to Star in “Pose”

Big news Pose fans!

The double Grammy and double Tony winner, Patti LuPone will guest star in Season 2 of the FX’s series.

The news was announced by co-creator Ryan Murphy Saturday during the Pose panel at PaleyFest. Murphy also revealed that Season 2 will see the show jump forward to 1990, to the day Madonna’s “Vogue” was released and that series lead MJ Rodriguez will share many scenes with LuPone.

“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,” Murphy said.

Ahead of the panel, co-creator Steven Canals said, “We now get sort of reacquainted with these characters because the year-and-a-half has now passed. 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.”

Season 2 is set to tackle the same issues as did Season 1, including transgender relationships, drag culture and the HIV/AIDS crisis of the late ’80s. The series boasts the largest-ever cast of trans lead actors on television

Pose is set to return later this year.