Just as the death of Ms. Candy Abundance Ferocity, from the FX show POSE, shattered many hearts; Angelica Ross hits her fans with a reincarnation as she joins the new season of American Horror Story: 1984 cast.
According to series creator Ryan Murphy who posted on Instagram,
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!
Angelica Ross is known as a transwoman who is very self-sufficient, strong and empowering. She founded her own non-profit called TransTech Social Enterprises, to help transgenders find jobs within the tech industry. Her character Candy passed away due to violence and her body was found in the closet of a hotel.
Info on Ross’s new character has not yet been released, though she had a few words to share about her accomplishments:
I am ELATED to make history as the first trans actor to secure 2 series regular roles, leaping from #PoseFX to #AHS1984! Thank you @mrrpmurphy for the gift of playing Candy & creating my newest role on American Horror Story! I’m so grateful & excited to join the @ahsfx family!!!
American Horror Story: 1984 is set to premiere Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 10 p.m. ET on FX.