One day after the trailer for the final season of Pose dropped, we now know a little more about what we will see.
“Come thru Elektra!!” show co-creator Steven Canals tweeted alongside a promotional photo for the season featuring Elektra Wintour, played by Dominique Jackson. “So excited for y’all to see the final season of Pose where we dig into her history. Trust and believe, you’re not ready.”
Details keep coming out about the upcoming epic season of the groundbreaking show. In the preview released yesterday, we see Blanca working in a hospital as a nurse’s aid, Angel and Lil Papi are still together, Pray Tell struggling with his health as a result of his HIV diagnosis, and some hints of some killer ballroom battles.
We don't know too much about Elektra so far. When we began the series, she was the mother of the House of Abundance which was the buzziest name in ballroom on the show. She ruled with an iron fist which eventually led her house to dissolve. Along the way we've picked up little bits. During that season she had her life financed by Dick Ford, a man who she was seeing. He broke up with her when she went forward with gender affirmation surgery. That led her to fend for herself, working at the famed Hellsfire club.
Flashbacks introduce a slightly more nurturing Elektra who spotted a then-young Blanca at a ball and defended her from others who were picking on her looks. Getting backstory into the events that built the force that Elektra has become, will certainly be gratifying.
This season of Pose will start in 1994, three years after where season two ended. It will begin airing May 2, at 10 p.m. ET and consists of seven episodes. The series finale will air on June 6. Tony and Emmy nominee Jeremy Pope, who starred in Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood, will be joining the show this season.
Jackson recently walked for a Mugler runway show, where she absolutely stole the show. Known as Tyra Allure Ross Margiela in ballroom, Jackson made a name for herself becoming both an icon and a Hall of Famer. She walked alongside Euphoria star Hunter Schafer, Irina Shayk, Bella Hadid, Soo Joo Park, Alek Wek, and Aida Blue.
She talked about the opportunity and why she took it. In an Instagram Live video she said it differed from other gigs she's been offered in that the other opportunities felt like the brand were doing her a favor. As a result, she stopped doing fashion week in 2018.
"When Mugler called, I was absolutely fascinated," she said. "I felt like I was not checking a box, but I was a part of something. Mugler made me feel like I was a part of something. They highlighted me not because I am trans: they highlighted my work. They highlighted me as a human being, as an individual, as a person that can kill a catwalk."
In the video, she went on to thank Mugler for the inclusion as well as other women who came before her like Tracey Africa Norman.