On one hand, the thought of a "sex and relationships pilot" in development for HBO conjures an unsettling flashback of Tell Me You Love Me, a scripted series that inched a bit too close to reality with the up-close-and-personal approach it took to the featured couples' relationship drama and sexual issues. But on the other hand, it's impossible not to be curious about what Ryan Murphy might have up his sleeve next.
Ryan Murphy has a pretty good track record with getting projects to series, even if those shows inevitably get cancelled after just one season, like The New Normal. The prolific producer and creator’s latest is Open, an HBO drama featuring an ensemble cast that will focus on topics related to relationships. The subscription cable network got a hold of the pilot rights in April, and now the pilot has signed on its very first cast member: Wes Bentley.
On Sunday, showrunner Ryan Murphy spoke out to discuss the show’s newest castings and according to the prolific producer, Jumping the Broom actress Angela Bassett and Tony Award-winning Patti LuPone will both appear in American Horror Story: Coven.
Gabourey Sidibe has been a strong part of The Big C during its run on Showtime for the last few seasons. However, The Big C is about to start its final season and that means many of the show’s cast members are looking for new projects. Sidibe has already found a new gig, however. She’s joined the cast of American Horror Story: Coven.
Glee and American Horror Story executive producer Ryan Murphy is hopping into bed with HBO, again. The prolific TV-man already has one film project at the subscription cable network and now he has signed on for a relationship drama called Open. HBO has ordered a pilot for Open after Murphy shopped the drama to numerous networks and HBO won the war.
It’s official: the Ryan Murphy-directed adaptation of the Tony-award winning Larry Kramer play The Normal Heart is coming to the small screen instead of the big one. HBO is going forward with the project, originally conceived as a feature film, which will star Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, and White Collar’s Matt Bomer.
There are a few more episodes left in the second season of FX's horror drama American Horror Story. With the Asylum installment wrapping up this month, we'll be left to wonder what creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have in mind for next season. From what's being reported, it sounds like they're already playing with some interesting ideas.
last night the prolific producer spoke up during the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards ceremony to ask the Gypsy actress if she would guest star on Glee. Then, in true fashion, the creator tweeted about it.
After a very crowded looking cast photo for the upcoming season of Glee made its way online, fans noticed that certain Cheerio was missing from the line-up. Where's Quinn Fabray?! Ryan Murphy has since offered confirmation that the character will be back n Season 4.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I would have considered it a very bold move on the part of Glee if the cast had been stripped down to the remaining high schoolers and those graduates who set off to parts known or unknown were dropped down to recurring characters of even the occasional guest-starring role. After all, despite how reality goes, with people leaving high school and often moving away, or at the very least, growing apart, most TV series will try to keep their core cast intact beyond high school. Glee is apparently no different.
In its first season, mentoring on The Glee Project came through Glee cast members, guest stars, and even creator Ryan Murphy. Although Darren Crissis, who plays Blaine on the show, did appear as a mentor on several Glee Project episodes, many of the other more prominent cast members did not give working on the production a chance.
Just a little while ago, we learned that NBC had given an early series order to the Anne Heche starring comedy series Save Me. And at that time, I wondered if we'd hear anything about The New Normal, as that was another pilot rumored to be a possible contender for an August premiere at the network following NBC's Olympic coverage this summer.
We’ve heard a few things about the second season of American Horror Story, though much of it has had to do with casting, and some rumors about the new setting. There’s finally some confirmation on where the series will take place for Season 2. Read no further if you don’t want to be spoiled!
Among the pilots in development at NBC is a single-camera comedy by Ryan Murphy called The New Normal, which already has Book of Mormon star Andrew Rannells attached to star. The pilot follows a gay couple who are looking to have a baby through a surrogate. With Rannells set to play one of the men, we were waiting for word on who would play his partner. It looks like they’ve gotten someone on board for the project and it’s a face comedy fans may already be familiar with.
Yesterday, Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live got a few juicy tidbits out of featured special guests Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Murphy. While a few weird questions were tossed at Gellar, most fans were interested in hearing from Murphy about American Horror Story and Glee.