Can Angelica Ross survive her new gig?
Pose spoiler alert! Ross played Pose fan fave Candy Abundance Ferocity, who was murdered in the latest episode of the FX drama. Cry for Candy but shed no tears for Miss Ross: It was announced Wednesday on social media that she’d already booked another Ryan Murphy show, American Horror Story.
“I am ELATED to make history as the first trans actor to secure 2 series regular roles,” Ross wrote, thanking Murphy for both opportunities. Murphy added that Ross will play “another unforgettable role” in the upcoming ninth season of his FX horror anthology series, American Horror Story: 1984, which appears to be inspired by classic 1980s slasher films and set at a summer camp like Friday the 13th.
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Last night’s episode of Pose required us all to dig deep — @janetmock as writer, myself as writer and director, but most of all our incredible leading ladies. I must applaud @angelicaross for her tour de force of a performance as Candy Abundance Ferocity. It has been a gift to watch her blossom as a true star and undeniable talent. Though she will always be our Candy, and our show suffers this incredible loss, I am elated that the world will get much more Angelica. She is joining the American Horror Story family in another unforgettable role. Congrats Angelica for making history, leaping from #PoseFX to #AHS1984. Welcome to the #AHS family!
Murphy has now shared on Instagram the official cast announcement and first “camera test” footage from AHS: 1984 to “celebrate the first day of filming.”
Set to Dan Hartman’s 1984 hit “I Can Dream About You,” the throwback teaser features AHS regulars Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Cody Fern, and Leslie Grossman, as well as franchise newbies Ross, DeRon Horton, Zach Villa, Glee’s Matthew Morrison, and newly single Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy.
— AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) June 25, 2019
The official cast announcement follows news that AHS veterans Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters would not be returning this season. Billy Eichner, who had major roles in the last two seasons, is also sitting 1984 out.
AHS: 1984 premieres September 18 on FX.
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