When does Pose Season 3 come out? Everything we know about the final season

Show bosses have confirmed that the eleganza extravaganza's third season will be its last

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Say it isn't so! After filming delays caused by the pandemic, bosses have confirmed that Pose Season 3 will be the show's last. We only have a few more episodes of the ballroom drama before we bid a final goodbye to Blanca, Pray Tell, Elektra, Angel and co.

For the uninitiated, the show focuses on New York's ballroom culture during the height of the AIDS epidemic and has been praised for its diverse cast, which has the largest ever number of transgender actors.

In a video posted to the show's Instagram earlier this month, executive producer and co-creator Steven Canals confirmed that the show will end with the third season, which premieres this year. "It was a very difficult decision for us to make, but this has been an incredible journey and we have told the story we wanted to tell the way that we wanted to tell it," he explained in the clip.

"Although we know you'll be sad to see the show go, this season will be filled with all of the love and laughter and tears that you have come to expect from the Evangelista family.

"I, along with my incredible collaborators never intended on changing the television landscape," he continued. "I simply wanted to tell an honest story about family, resilience and love. We love you and hope that you'll join us in celebrating this final season." We certainly will!

Will there be a season 3 of Pose? 

Yes! The third season of Pose will consist of seven episodes, with director Janet Mock confirming over the weekend that the cast and crew had completed filming. "There are no words to describe the abundance this show has brought to my life," she wrote. "I will be forever changed by the people who poured their everything into our visions, by the world we built together, by the characters we loved on, and by the family we assembled and nurtured.

"There will be more shows and stories we'll all go on to tell but none will hold the place in my heart that POSE has. Live. Werk. Pose. Forever." No, *you're* crying.

When does Pose Season 3 come out?

The final season of Pose will air on Sunday May 2nd on FX, with the finale scheduled for June 6th. It will then air in the UK later this year on BBC Two, according to British newspaper The Independent.

The third season will kick off in 1994, a bit of a jump from the Season 2 finale. "Thematically it's much of the same – our heroes navigating New York and this time it's New York of 1994," Canals told TV Guide in an interview last year. "One big thing is Blanca finds love. A large part of Blanca's arc for the season is the push and pull of being both a partner and a mom. How do you balance all these multiple roles?"

Did Pose get cancelled?

Although the show is ending with Season 3, based on Steven Canals' video it doesn't seem that the show was cancelled, rather that show bosses chose to wrap up the story with its third instalment. While we'd happily watch the show forever, we understand that the team wants to end on a high. (Fingers crossed we'll get a spin off one day.)

Where to watch Pose Season 1 and Season 2

If you're not caught up on the first two seasons of Pose yet, there's no time like the present. Seasons 1 and 2 are both available to stream now on Netflix. In the UK, they're also available on BBC iPlayer. 

Roll on May 2nd!

Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, OK!, woman&home and Women's Health, as well as regularly contributing to My Imperfect Life. Her work covers everything from skin and haircare tips to trying and testing the latest beauty launches, and interviewing celebrities and experts. A certified dog person, her other interests include mental wellbeing, books, piña coladas and not getting caught in the rain.