Tatiana Maslany’s ready to strike a Pose.
Deadline reports that the star of BBC America’s Orphan Black, who won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series back in 2016, has been cast in Ryan Murphy’s Pose, an upcoming FX drama series set in a subcultural cross-section of New York in the 1980s.
Maslany will play “a modern dance teacher who takes a special interest in the talent of Damon,” played by previously announced cast member Ryan Jamaal Swain. Their dance sequences will be choreographed by Ryan Heffington, aka Your Mustache Boyfriend of “Chandelier” and The OA fame.
Tatiana’s not the only newly announced addition to the cast. Kate Mara from House of Cards and longtime Ryan Murphy fave Evan Peters will play a New Jersey couple “who get[s] sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s.” James Van Der Beek aka DAWSON!! is gonna play Peters’ boss, a “financial kingpin” named Matt.
The cast announcement comes on the heels of an earlier one this week, which revealed that Pose would feature at least five trans actors in its castthe greatest number of trans series regulars on a single show ever. They include Angelica Ross, Indya Moore, MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, and Hailie Sahar.
In addition to all that onscreen talent, there are a number of trans people working on Pose off camera, as well. Janet Mock and Our Lady J number among the writers, Leiomy Maldonado will serve as a choreographer, and Silas Howard is set to executive produce.
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