Season two of the show inspired by the ballroom culture of 80s New York will leap forward to 1990 – more specifically, the day Madonna’s single “Vogue” was released, a song that will be crucial to the plot of the season. The House of Evangelista is also forced to reevaluate its goals as the ballroom community begins to go mainstream. The show will also follow activism surrounding the AIDS crisis as it continues to worsen.
The series will still tout it historically diverse cast, featuring the most transgender actors cast as series regulars ever in a scripted series. Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel make up the cast. Broadway legend Patti LuPone is also set to join the sophomore season.