A drama series from “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy that was in development at HBO is dead. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the pay-cable channel pulled the plug on “Open,” which was slated to star “Fringe” actress Anna Torv.
“HBO has shut the door on ‘Open,’ the ‘Glee’ and ‘American Horror Story’ co-creator’s risque take that was described as ‘a multicharacter exploration of the complex, ever-evolving landscape of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships,’” the story reports.
In a statement, HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo said the project “was not the right next step for all involved.”
The article adds: “The decision is somewhat surprising given Murphy’s hit-making track record.”