‘Pose’ season 3: Why the series is ending and how the cast is reacting to it
The final episode of “Pose” Season 3 will air on Sunday, June 6, 2021. This will also be the last episode of the groundbreaking show about ballroom culture in the 1990s. News that the series would be canceled by FX was announced earlier this year, and many of the show’s cast and crew have been paying tribute to the series as it heads toward its finale.
Why Pose will end after Season 3
Series co-creator Steven Canals spoke with Variety to reveal why Season 3 of the Emmy-winning series will be its final bow. He said, “If you go back to the first season, everything was a set-up for this final chapter. Stories have a beginning, a middle and an end, and this last season was the end of this three-arc story that we’ve been telling.”
Later in the interview, he added, “One of the things that has always frustrated me is when I set up for a season of television and I realize that season just feels like filler. The last thing I wanted to do to our audience was create a narrative just for the sake of creating a narrative, and without any real intention. I could see the ending […] and it made sense to land the plane comfortably, if you will.”
When it was announced in March that the series would end after three seasons, co-creator Ryan Murphy said in a statement, “We were able to tell exactly the story we wanted to tell, the way we wanted to tell it, and I’m incredibly honored and grateful.”
Canals had previously talked about the series being as long as six seasons. He told The Hollywood Reporter in August 2019, “When I pitched Pose, I always imagined it would be a five-hour series. But could it be a four-season? Could it be a six-hour season? Sure. It could be more or it could be less.”
Among the cast, Lil Papi actor Angel Bismark Curiel was one of the first to react to the series ending. In a Twitter video, he said, “Of course it’s very bittersweet. Excited for new beginnings, right? I think we all should be. But my heart hurts, too. You spend three years with these storylines and these characters and these people, and it’s. This is a brief summary.