Pose returned for Season 2 last week, but the premiere saw a 10 percent increase in viewers over the series debut, according to the network. The second season is up in the key ratings demos, which is great news for FX and means the show is gaining viewers after its inaugural season. Ratings aren't the only factor here, though. Pose proudly employs the largest series regular and recurring character cast of transgender actors of any scripted television series ever on television. While it might seem early for such a renewal, the news comes right in the middle of Emmy voters selecting their nominations for September's Primetime Emmy Awards.
Renewing Pose for a third season also means that FX will remain in business with Murphy, who serves as an executive producer on the series, for a bit longer. The prolific producer signed a production deal with Netflix in 2018. The network also has American Horror Story, which will run for at least two more seasons, but Murphy's other anthology series, American Crime Story, has stalled since last year's The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Considering the impact Murphy has had on the network's drama slate, it's not a bad idea to keep him around.
Pose airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.