"Open" will be an "exploration of the complex, ever-evolving landscape of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships," according to THR, with a multi-character focus. Murphy scripted the pilot with "Dexter" writer/supervising producer Lauren Gussis. The pilot will be shot this fall, with Dante Di Loreto (of "Glee" and "American Horror Story") executive producing alongside Murphy and Gussis for Ryan Murphy Television and Fox 21. No casting decisions have been announced yet.
Murphy's at work on the third season of "American Horror Story" ("Coven") for FX and is looking at a likely fifth season renewal for "Glee" on Fox. The fate of NBC sitcom "The New Normal," which just closed out its first season, is uncertain. He's never been shy about topics of sexuality in his work, so it should be interesting to see what he does with the freedom offered by HBO.