HBO has opted not to proceed with Open, Ryan Murphy’s racy drama pilot. The news comes on the heels of Murphy’s other project with HBO, AIDS film The Normal Heart, winning the Emmy for best TV movie. “After such a triumphant collaboration with The Normal Heart, everyone felt that Open was not the right next step for all involved,” said HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo. “However, we fully expect to work together again in the near future.
It revolved around five central characters played by Michelle Monaghan, Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Anna Torv and Jennifer Jason Leigh.