HIT American TV show Pose is now coming over the pond to BBC Two.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch it…
When is Pose on TV?
The first series of hit TV show Pose is finally heading over to the UK after airing in the US in 2018.
You can catch the first episode of Pose TONIGHT (March 21, 2019).
The eight episodes will air on Thursdays on BBC Two at 9pm and are just over an hour long.
After it has been on you can watch it on the BBC iPlayer.
Who’s in the cast of Pose?
The show has an all-star cast which includes:
- Evan Peters as Stan Bowes, Patty’s husband who works in Trump Tower. He becomes Angel’s lover.
- Kate Mara as Patty Bowes, Stan’s wife, mother of their children.
- James Van Der Beek as Matt Bromley. James plays Stan’s kingpin boss.
- Mj Rodriguez as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, the founder and mother of the House of Evangelista. Blanca is an HIV-positive trans woman and former member of the House of Abundance.
- Dominique Jackson as Elektra Abundance, mother of the House of Abundance.
- Indya Moore as Angel Evangelista, a trans woman sex worker, one of the first members of the House of Evangelista.
- Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon Richards-Evangelista, a homeless, talented dancer who becomes the first member to be recruited by Blanca into the House of Evangelista.
- Charlayne Woodard as Helena St. Rogers, a modern dance teacher at the New School for Dance.
- Dyllón Burnside as Ricky Evangelista, Damon’s boyfriend and a member of the House of Evangelista.
- Hailie Sahar as Lulu Abundance, she is second in command to Elektra and later forms the House of Ferocity with Candy.
- Angelica Ross as Candy Abundance, she later forms the House of Ferocity with Lulu.
What is Pose about?
The groundbreaking US series is about the underground world of 1980s ball culture, set at the height of the Aids epidemic.
Black transgender woman Blanca Rodriguez works at a nail salon by day and serves as a member of the House of Abundance by night.
The House of Abundance is a bunch of outsiders who steal shocking gowns from the Brooklyn Museum to drag up for a ball
After receiving a life-changing medical diagnosis, Blanca becomes determined to open her own house.
She starts by taking in 17-year-old Damon, a talented dancer.
What has the response been like to Pose?
Pose was released in the US in 2018, and has received positive reviews.
Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson described the series as “an engaging portrait of dark days met with merriment. Pain and perseverance are sewn together to create something humble yet fabulous—and, it should be shouted over all the show’s loud and glorious clamour, very much long overdue.”
Meanwhile, Vulture’s Matt Zoller Seitz praised the series’ ambition, aesthetic, and spotlight on minorities saying, “it shows American audiences a world that has never been visualized on television at this length and at such an obviously grand budget level.
“The camera swings and swoops, glides and tumbles as in a Scorsese epic like Gangs of New York; in both the outdoor street scenes and indoor crowd scenes, it’s obvious that FX has spared no expense to get the clothes, the cars, the streets, the business signs, and even the distinctive yellow-brown glow of streetlights correct.”