Glee's Ryan Murphy Sells Open Pilot To HBO
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.
Since Murphy is currently working with HBO, you would think it would have been an easy decision to bring Open to the subscription cable station. However, Murphy, who is under a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television, is a pretty hot producer, and is probably in a unique position to shop around. According to THR, HBO’s drama pilot will follow a slew of relationships and will explore topics from monogamy to intimacy. The pilot was written by Murphy and Dexter’s Lauren Gussis, and the two will also executive produce alongside Dante Di Loreto.
Earlier this year, Murphy signed a deal with HBO to produce The Normal Heart, an adaption of a Tony Award-winning play. Julia Roberts is set to star in the HBO movie, which follows the HIV/ Aids epidemic during the early days in New York City and is set for a 2014 premiere. Open still has to go through the pilot phase before the network determines whether or not the project is worth picking up. Nonetheless, casting for the pilot will be underway very soon and we’ll keep you updated concerning whether or not the project moves forward at HBO.
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