Even though Pose is gearing up for its final season, Ryan Murphy likes to keep multiple irons in the fire. The megaproducer's latest project, a limited series based on the life of the iconic fashion designer Halston.
Today would have been the 89th birthday of Halston, who died from complications related to AIDS in 1990. But his story, which has been told onscreen multiple times before, will now be portrayed by Ewan McGregor in a show set to launch on May 14.
"He was, to us, the only choice," Murphy told Vogue of casting McGregor. "The thing that Ewan got about Halston was that Halston had a vision in his mind of who he wanted to be in life. He was self-created."
The five-episode series will tell of the hedonistic, sex and drug fueled high point of Halston's life. It will show him making the man that the world knew: Halston was an innovator in the fashion space not only for his designs but also for his approach to licensing. But ultimately he was forced out of his own business even losing ownership of his own name. The project itself has been in the work for 25 years as Murphy worked out the right way to produce it as well as the right team.