“But I always like to talk to Madonna”
When the acclaimed Pose returns for its second season on FX, it will jump forward in time a year, executive producer Ryan Murphy revealed at the Television Critics Association press tour panel for the show yesterday, with the upcoming season beginning in 1989 and ending in March of 1990, when Madonna’s Vogue was released.
Murphy aknowledged the role that Vogue had in helping the ballroom culture – that is also the subject of Pose – achieve part of its mainstream recognition and said:
That song took something that was unknown in the culture and made it mainstream, and this season will be about our characters, how their community was made known to the world.
Murphy added he has had a good relationship with Madonna thus far – she was also the subject of The Power of Madonna episode of Glee – and that she was lovely enough this season to give us a couple of her tracks, (none of them making their way to the final cut) but he doesn’t know that he wants to bring her on in a guest role:
I think the thing about this show is… we haven’t tried to do too many of my typical stunt-casting, and I don’t think we will. But I always like to talk to Madonna… I don’t know how she’d feel about playing 1990 Madonna. I would say let’s talk to [producer] Janet Mock about that.