Patti LuPone is set to appear in the second season of the FX series Pose. According to Deadline, creator Ryan Murphy made the announcement at PaleyFest March 23, surprising both the audience and the show's cast, including stage alums Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez.
No word yet on who LuPone will play, but Murphy did reveal that the second season will jump from the '80s to 1990, with the first episode set the day Madonna's released "Vogue"—the single that brought the ball culture staple to the masses. (Incidentally, LuPone has been quite vocal about her thoughts on the pop star's performance in the film adaptation of Evita, the show that brought LuPone her first Tony Award).
LuPone, currently Olivier Award-nominated for her performance in the London revival of Company, is no stranger to the Murphy universe, having appeared in American Horror Story: Coven and as herself in a cameo on Glee.
The series explores the height of New York City's LGBTQ ball scene, predominantly through the lens of the Black and Latinx queer community that shaped it. In addition to Porter (who will direct an episode in the second season) and Rodriguez, the cast includes Dominique Jackson (Incongruence), Hallie Sahar (Charm), Ryan Jamaal Swain (Choir Boy), Indya Moore, Angelica Ross, Charlayne Woodard, Dyllon Burnside, Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, and Angel Bismark Curiel.
The second season is slated to premiere in June.