Ryan Murphy 1980s Drama 'Pose' in the Works at FX

The project marks his fourth at the cabler.
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Ryan Murphy's TV slate continues to grow.

The prolific producer is working on yet another scripted drama for FX, titled Pose, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. FX and producers Fox 21 declined to comment.

Set in 1986, Pose looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball cultural world. 

Murphy is writing the project with frequent collaborator Brad Falchuk (American Horror Story) and Stephen Canals. The trio will executive produce with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson (The People v. O.J. Simpson). Sherry Marsh will also serve as a producer on the drama, which will be co-produced by Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Productions.

Unlike Murphy's three other FX series — American Horror Story, American Crime Story and Feud — Pose would not be an anthology but an ongoing series. Murphy talked to THR about returning to serialized television late last year.

Murphy's relationship with FX famously goes back to 2003 and one of his earliest creations, Nip/Tuck. Murphy, who is under a lucrative overall deal at 20th Century Fox Television, is also behind the Fox anthology series Scream Queens.

Jacobson and Simpson also signed an overall deal with FX Productions last year following the success of The People v. O.J. Simpson.

In addition to Pose, Murphy is also working on the upcoming seventh season of American Horror Story, seasons two and three of American Crime Story and the second season of Feud. AHS is expected to return this year, with the latter three all set to return in 2018. 

If picked up to series, Pose would join an FX drama slate that also includes the recently renewed Legion, Taboo, The Americans and the forthcoming final season of The Strain. The network is getting ready to unveil another 1980s-set drama this summer, John Singleton's Snowfall.

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