Congratulations to the award-winning Billy Porter. The actor has landed a first-look deal with FX Productions.
Reports state that with this new deal, the “Pose” actor will “develop content for FX through his new production company Incognergo with his producing partner D.J. Gugenheim.”
Nick Grad, the FX President of Original Programming 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.”
Porter also shared his excitement about his new deal. “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.”
He 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’s career spans nearly 30 years. His career took a major turn after landing the role of Pray Tell on the hit show Pose. He won an Emmy for Lead Actor for his role and has recently received his third Emmy nomination.
He is set to make his directorial debut with the release of Anything’s Possible, a film written by Ximena García Lecuona. It will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 22nd.