3:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Pose' Creator Prepping ABC Death Drama
Steven Canals is spreading his wings to broadcast.
The Pose creator has set up drama In the End at ABC. The project, which has received a script commitment, revolves around Kiona Brown, who, incapable of living life to the fullest, makes the only logical choice — to embrace death as an end-of-life doula. With an eclectic list of patients - including cancer survivor Mariana Cortez - Kiona soon discovers the secret to a new beginning is to embrace what happens…in the end.
Canals will pen the script and exec produce via his Story Ave. Productions banner. 20th Television is the studio.
In the End is the latest project to stem from Canals' overall deal with 20th TV. Canals, who co-created the ground-breaking FX drama alongside Ryan Murphy, also is readying 81 Words, an FX limited series exploring the historic effort by a group of medical professionals to change the definition homosexuality from being classified as a mental illness.
FX's Pose, which explores the ballroom culture of the 1980s and '90s, is Canals' first show. The series has picked up multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and earned star Billy Porter an Emmy win in addition to cementing him as a fashion king of the red carpet.
Canals is repped by CAA and Epicenter.