While Tatiana Maslany may now be considered BBC America alum, with Orphan Black coming to an end earlier this year, we still love to hear about anything the talented actress does.
We know there are more great things to come for the Emmy award winner.
We just saw Maslany star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the biopic Stronger, which details the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, based on the first-hand account written by marathon runner and survivor Erin Hurley.
Maslany’s obviously not a fan of downtime, because she just landed a role in Ryan Murphy‘s new drama Pose. Murphy is credited with co-creating TV hits like Glee, American Horror Story and Scream Queens with collaborator Brad Falchuk. Murphy and Falchuk are teaming up again for the new FX show.
The series is set in New York City in the 1980s, and revolves around a couple who are “sucked into the glamour and intrigue” of the city, reports ComingSoon.net. The New Jersey-based couple, named Stan and Patty, will be played by Evan Peters (American Horror Story) and Kate Mara (House of Cards). We can also look for James Van Der Beek (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23), who plays Stan’s kingpin boss.
Maslany rounds out the cast as a modern dance teacher. She has a soft spot for Ryan Jamaal Swain‘s character Damon, who’s also a dancer. Murphy is bringing in choreographer Ryan Huffington, who worked on the recent Netflix original The OA.
Bringing in a choreographer can’t hurt, but we know for sure that Maslany can dance, because we’ve seen her show off that particular skill before:
With a title like Pose, one might think it involves fashion. Like, “strike a pose.” But, the series seems to be leaning more toward the art of dancing, with the focus being on ballroom, mixed in with the 1980s NYC art scene and financial industry boom.
Murphy and Falchuck are joined by Steven Canals (Dead of Summer) this time around, who’s described as an “an up-and-coming writer discovered by Murphy,” reports Deadline.”
The show is set to star one of our favorites, and there’s another reason it’s grabbing headlines, for casting more trans actors than any previous scripted series, including MJ Rodriguez (Blanca), Indya Moore (Angel), Dominique Jackson (Elektra), Hailie Sahar (Lulu) and Angelica Ross (Candy).
There’s a lot going on, but we trust Murphy and his team can pull it off.
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