Hailing from the Bronx, Steven Canals is a 2015 graduate of UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting Program. He began his writing career as a research assistant at Hungry Jackal Productions for Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. In 2016, Canals served as a staff writer on Freeform’s Dead of Summer. Later that year his short film, Afuera, about an undocumented transgender woman, premiered at the LA Film Festival. FX’s Pose, co-created with Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, is his first original series.