Evan Peters (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), Kate Mara (“House of Cards”) and James Van Der Beek (“Dawson’s Creek”) are all set to join Ryan Murphy’s upcoming FX drama pilot “Pose”.
The period piece is set in the mid-1980s in New York City and will “examine the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in Manhattan: the emergence of the luxury Trump-era universe, the ball culture world, and downtown social and literary scene.”
Peters and Mara will play New Jersey couple Stan and Patty who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of the Big Apple. Van Der Beek plays Peters’ financial kingpin boss Matt. Maslany plays a modern dance teacher who takes a special interest in the talent of Damon (Ryan Jamaal Swain).
The four round out a cast that includes Tony Award winner Billy Porter along with the largest number of transgender actors in television history to have series regular roles.
Murphy co-created the drama with Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, who will executive produce with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Alexis Martin Woodall. Filming begins in New York in November.