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Scott Speedman joins Ryan Murphy pilot 'Open'

Scott Speedman is set to reunite with an old co-star in his next foray into television.

Scott Speedman

Deadline reports that the actor has signed on as one of the leads in the upcoming HBO pilot "Open." The new series is said to provide a unique exploration of human sexuality and relationships.

"Open" comes from "The New Normal" and "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy, who co-wrote the pilot with "Dexter" scribe Lauren Gussis.

Speedman will portray Jonathan, a handsome sports marketing executive. He joins the already cast Wes Bentley ("The Hunger Games") who will star opposite Speedman as Evan, an arrogant and mouthy blowhard who loves to espouse his numerous opinions on human sexuality. While Bentley has mainly stuck to feature work, Speedman's career has seen a good mix of both small and big screen fare. He most recently starred in the short-lived ABC drama "Last Resort."

The two actors previously teamed in the under the radar dark comedy "Weirdsville," playing a couple of junkie best friends who become entangled in a plot involving local mobsters and Satan worshippers. Fellow Netflix subscribers, do yourself a favor and check out this Canadian comedy if you haven't already -- it should give viewers an idea of what to expect when Speedman and Bentley reunite in the Ryan Murphy led pilot.

- Open
- Last Resort
- Scott Speedman
- Ryan Murphy

Written by: kyleiam
Jun 27th, 2013, 9:44 am

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