'Pose' Boss Reveals Why the Series Is Ending With Season 3

Pose is coming to an end and now the team behind the show is opening up about it’s final season.

In a virtual discussion on Monday (April 16), showrunner Steven Canals and the cast discussed the series’ end and the stories they hope to tell in the last seven episodes, per Variety.

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In the final season of the show, the year is 1994 and ballroom is a “;distant memory”; for Blanca (Mj Rodriguez), who is struggling “;to balance being a mother with being a present partner to her new love, and her latest role as a nurse”;s aide.”;

Elsewhere, ballroom emcee Pray Tell (Billy Porter) is dealing with “;unexpected health burdens”; while, in the ballroom scene, a “;vicious new upstart house forces the House of Evangelista members to contend with their legacy.”;

“;If you watch this season, and more specifically the finale, that was what it was always intended to be,”; Steven said. “;If you go back to the first season, everything was a set up for this final chapter. Stories have a beginning, middle and an end, and this final season was the end of this three-arc narrative that we”;ve been telling.”

He continued, “It”;s us finally allowing our characters to explore what it means to have all of the things that they very clearly stated in the first season that they wanted.”;

Billy Porter added that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a very challenging time, but that it ultimately reflects the Pose‘s portrayal of resilience.

“;I have been dealing with a lot of PTSD during this COVID time. It”;s very reminiscent of what it was like then,”; he explained, recalling the HIV/AIDS crisis of decades prior that the show depicts. “;The best news about that is that I survived, we got through it and there is another side to it –; we can get to the other side. And I feel like that”;s what Pose really accomplishes this season: reminding the public that it”;s when we come together and when we lead with love [that] we get to the other side.”;

Steven Canals also said of the show’s ending, “;For me as a true lover of television, one of the things that has always frustrated me is when I am tuning into a season of television and I can tell this season just feels like filler. The last thing I wanted to do to our audience was create narrative simply to create narrative, and with no real intention. I could see the ending …; and it made sense to land the plane comfortably, if you will.”;

Check out the trailer for Pose‘s final season here.

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