Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Development News - FX Drama Pilot 'Pose' Casts Tony Winner Billy Porter and 5 Transgender Actors

Development News - October 25, 2017

FX's Pose.

  • After a six-month nationwide casting search, the drama pilot from Ryan Murphy has cast five transgender actors in series regular roles. With this casting, the drama is making TV history with the largest number of transgender actors in series regular roles for a scripted series. Those actors are MJ Rodriguez (as Blanca), Dominique Jackson (Elektra), Indya Moore (Angel), Hailie Sahar (Lulu) and Angelica Ross (Candy). They will all be playing authentic transgender characters. Additional casting today includes Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon, Tony winner Billy Porter as Pray Tell and Dyllon Burnside as Ricky.
  • Furthermore, it was announced that Our Lady J and Janet Mock have been writing additional scripts alongside series co-creator Steven Canals while trans activist director Silas Howard will co-executive produce.