Refresh for updates… Some of the cast and creative team of FX’s Pose took to social media this morning to share their thoughts and express solidarity with fans after the show announced that it will end with its upcoming third season.
In a video tweet, actor Angel Bismark Curiel, who plays Esteban “Lil Papi” Martinez-Evangelista, held back tears as he told fans the news was “bittersweet,” that he is “excited for new beginnings” but that his “heart is aching.”
Watch the videos below.
Executive producer and co-creator Steven Canals also posted a video goodbye, expressing gratitude to viewers and noting that while the decision to end the show was very difficult, “We have told the story we wanted to tell the way we wanted to tell it.”
“Pose game me a massive opportunity & changed my life,” tweeted actor Johnny Sibilly. “It changed many lives & conversations.”
The series, which debuted in 2018, will begin its third and final seven-episode season on May 2 at 10pm ET/PT. The series finale is set for June 6. Since the series debut, Pose, set in the New York underground ball culture of the 1980s and early ’90s, has won a Peabody Award, AFI honors and an Emmy for star Billy Porter, who became the first openly gay man to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Deadline will post additional reactions as they arrive…
November 2017. My first day on the set of POSE. Didn’t know then that my life would be forever enriched.
I am so grateful for the 25 episodes we made together, as a family.
The final 7 episodes, marking the beginning of the end of POSE, starts Sunday May 2 on FX. 😢💔🏆 pic.twitter.com/Y74ikNCkVi
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) March 5, 2021
Pose gave me a massive opportunity & changed my life. It’s changed many lives & conversations. Sad to see it end but happy it’s shifted the queer & television landscape. I’ll be tuning in for the final dip. You should too ❤️ #PoseFX https://t.co/fH2F9VP24F
— JOHNNY SIBILLY (@JohnnySibilly) March 5, 2021
— PoseFX (@PoseOnFX) March 5, 2021
Saying goodbye to POSE is one of the hardest things I gotta do…😢
— Angel Bismark Curiel (@angelbcuriel) March 5, 2021
Hey Pose fam! We made the decision to end @PoseOnFX after 3 seasons because we reached the intended ending of our story. This experience has been life changing. THANK YOU is too small a word. And yet, it’s what is in my heart. Hope to see you in May 2nd when we debut. #PoseFX pic.twitter.com/P9fMZfrS06
— Steven Canals (@StevenCanals) March 5, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Hit series @PoseOnFX will end after season 3. Its final season will air on May 2, series creator tells @GMA: “We have told this story that we wanted to tell the way that we wanted to tell it.”https://t.co/Z6H7eTKwjV pic.twitter.com/AUsk5v7655
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 5, 2021