Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s new transgender musical TV show picked up by network

The cast of Glee and show creator Ryan Murphy

A new show featuring a ton of transgender cast members is officially heading to the airwaves.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that out TV showrunner Ryan Murphy has enough to be getting on with running his three anthology shows – American Horror Story, American Crime Story, and Feud.

But Murphy and his Glee collaborator Brad Falchuk are behind a new TV show that was just greenlit by FX, and it sounds amazing.

Pose is set in 1980s New York, and portrays life in the city’s iconic queer ballroom culture, as most famously portrayed in the film Paris is Burning.

MJ Rodriguez will play Blanca in ‘Pose’

It also tackles other segments of New York society, juxtaposing the ballroom scene with the city’s creative hub and high-flying luxury business world.

But with its focus on the queer community, the show features a number of transgender characters.

And it has the most transgender actors and actresses on the cast of any show in US TV history.

MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar, and Angelica Ross, all of whom are transgender, lead the cast.

American Horror Story’s Evan Peters is also set to appear, alongside House of Cards actress Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek and Charlayne Woodard.

But it’s not just in front of the camera that transgender people will have a say either.

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