Pose to End with Season 3 on FX

The trailblazing ladies of Pose will take one final ballroom bow after the show's upcoming season 3.

Steven Canals — co-creator of the groundbreaking FX series about a chosen family of New Yorkers navigating the queer ballroom scene of 1980s and 1990s Harlem — announced Friday the show (also created by Ryan Murphy) will end following its season 3 premiere on May 2.

"It was a very difficult decision for us to make, but this has been an incredible journey and we've told the story we wanted to tell the way that we wanted to tell it," Canals said on Friday's Good Morning America, referencing the show's history-making run as the series with the largest-ever cast of transgender actors on a mainstream network. "I, along with my incredible collaborators, never intended on changing the television landscape, I simply wanted to tell an honest story about family, resilience, and love."

The show quickly gained a steady following of fans after its 2018 premiere, which introduced Ryan Jamaal Swain's Damon, a queer dancer who travels to New York City after being kicked out of his family home. There, Damon is taken in by Mj Rodriguez's Blanca, a new house mother taking a family of societal outcasts through the ballroom circuit. Transgender stars Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, and Angelica Ross also made history across the program and beyond, as they each forged successful careers following their rise to prominence.

Billy Porter, who plays Pray Tell, the outgoing emcee of the ballroom pageants, also won an Emmy for his performance in the program, making headlines as the first openly gay champion in the category.

Still, while Canals knows fans will be disappointed that the group's stories will end on season 3, they promise: "This season will be filled with all of the laughter, love, and tears you've come to expect from the Evangelista family."

Pose season 3 premieres May 2 on FX.

This story originally appeared on ew.com

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