Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany Leaves Ryan Murphy Project
This fall, producer Ryan Murphy made headlines with the announcement of his upcoming new drama Pose, which will include a history-making cast of five transgender actors in lead roles. Following this news, Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany, James Van Der Beek, Kate Mara, and Evan Peters also signed on to the series. Entertainment Weekly now reports, however, that Maslany has left the project.
FX confirmed the Orphan Black star’s departure early Wednesday, while also officially announcing that Pose had received a full series order.
Tatiana Maslany's Pose Role Reconceived
The network explained that Maslany’s role, a modern dance teacher, had been “reconceived and rewritten to be a 50-year-old African American woman.” ER and Law & Order alum Charlayne Woodard will serve as Maslany’s replacement.
Maslany recently finished filming the final season of Orphan Black, the series that won her an Emmy for her work as more than ten different clone characters. Pose would have been her first major recurring television project since the popular BBC America series.
Pose, set in New York City in the 1980s, has been described as examining “the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene, and the ball culture world.” The series is set to premiere on FX in the summer of 2018.