“Pose” Actor Billy Porter Signs First-Look Deal With FX Productions

Billy Porter

Billy Porter Signs First-Look Deal With FX Productions

Congratulations are in order for Billy Porter!
The Pose actor just landed a first-look deal with FX productions. According to reports, this new deal is under the agreement, that Billy Porter, 52, will develop content for FX through his new production company Incognegro with his producing partner D.J. Gugenheim. FX President of Original Programming Nick Grad said in a statement:

“Billy Porter was an incredibly accomplished artist before joining FX’s Pose to deliver the iconic, breakout, award-winning performance that helped define the series as one of the most memorable and groundbreaking in recent TV history. Billy has excelled as a writer, director and so much more — and we are excited to help him produce bold new stories that reflect his vision and unmatched style.”

Billy Porter shared his excitement and added,

“I’m so glad I’ve been blessed to live long enough to see this day. The day where my queerness was my liability, to now where it grounds my work in personal authenticity and power. This is where we change the conversation. This is where they have the guts to tell the stories that resonate on the deepest level.”

Porter continued,

“Whether it’s about famous artists who you don’t fully understand or people from communities you don’t fully know or biting comedy you’ve thought about but never fully explored, this is such a wonderful home to tell the stories I’ve been talking about my whole life. The FX team is FEARLESS and I can’t wait to break new grounds together.”

Billy Porter

Billy Porter has had a career in both acting and singing for nearly 30 years, but landing the role as Pray Tell on FX’s Pose catapulted his career to new heights. Porter won an Emmy for Lead Actor for FX’s Pose, and most recently received a third Emmy nomination for the role.

He recently appeared in Amazon’s Cinderella, the second season of CBS All Access’ The Twilight ZoneAmerican Horror Story: Apocalypse, and narrated HBO Max’s Equal. He’s set to star in Our Son and will direct a queer teen comedy from Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another Productions, titled To Be Real. He’s also been tapped to direct an episode of Fox’s anthology series Accused.

Billy Porter’s directorial debut Anything’s Possible– a coming-of age film written by Ximena García Lecuona– will be released July 22 on Amazon Prime Video!

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Authored by: Monique Nicole