Time to dust off that disco ball—the ballroom has officially re-opened.
Production on the third season of FX’s Emmy-winning ballroom series, Pose, was halted back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with film and TV shoots shutting down across New York City. But judging from social media, it looks like the cast and crew are back on set to make magic happen.
“When production paused, I wasn’t shocked—I knew it would happen—but it was a bittersweet moment for me,” star Indya Moore told Variety back in June. “On the one hand, if anyone had gotten sick, it surely would have spread fast. On the other hand, most folks working on a production are living paycheck to paycheck. So I was worried about how they are going to survive.”
On Monday, October 5, Pose co-creator and executive producer Steven Canals posted a pic showing him and series director Janet Mock masked up on series’ set in the Bronx.
“Here we go again!” Canals wrote, with Mock adding in the comments: “Back at it!!!”
It also looks like the crew were given some celebratory treats, including Pose cookies and tote bags.
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The category is…POSE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT! My work husband @stevencanals and I modeling the chicest of PPE on our stages in the ever resilient BRONX. Steven and I are so grateful to back at the helm of season 3 of @poseonfx. So much appreciation to our studio, producers, cast and crew for this collective effort to get us back together to create SAFELY. We are all adjusting to new procedures and protocols to ensure that we tell these vital stories without compromising anyone’s health. So excited to share this very special season with you all — our loving, loyal, all too deserving audience. #posefx #ppe #wearamask
Moore posted a pic of her reflection in a makeup mirror to Instagram, captioning the post, “She’s back.”
And Ryan Jamaal Swain, who plays Damon, uploaded a video of himself dressed in a Pose hoodie, writing, “Y’all ready.”
— ✨CHUNKARELLA✨ (@posefxtea) October 5, 2020
Since Pose has now just started filming again, it will probably be a while before we see any new episodes, or any crowded ballroom scenes thanks to COVID-19. We’ll just be happy to see Blanca and the rest of the House of Abundance when they eventually bring it back to the ball.