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HBO's 'Open' Adds Aisha Tyler to the Cast

 

HBO's 'Open' Adds Aisha Tyler to the Cast

Aisha Tyler's about to get dramatic. The actress-comedian-hostess ('Archer,' 'Whose Line is it Anyway?') has landed a guest-starring role on Ryan Murphy's HBO pilot, 'Open,' TVLine reports. 

Tyler will play Monica, a nurse who works with Grace (Michelle Monaghan) and has a modern outlook on marriage. Since the new dramatic series has been described as a modern exploration of sexuality and relationship, I can only guess that the show will have feature a number of "open" marriages and relationships. 

The role is a departure for Tyler, who's known for her comedic chops (I will forever remember her as part of the Ross-Joey love triangle on 'Friends'), but her casting isn't entirely surprising since she's popped up on Murphy's other series 'Glee' and 'Nip/Tuck.' 

The series stars Monaghan, Anna Torv, Scott Speedman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Wes Bentley. Speedman will portray Grace’s husband Jonathan, a sports marketing executive, while Jason Leigh will play Torv’s partner Holly, an actress committed to her career. Bentley plays “handsome, but arrogant” Evan Foster, a blowhard who loves espousing his own theories on human sexuality.

Despite the casting news, HBO has yet to issue a formal pickup for the drama, but given that Murphy and all these buzzy celebs are involved, a greenlight is likely. 


Details
Network:
- HBO
Person:
- Aisha Tyler
Show:
- Open

Written by: briannehogan
Nov 14th, 2013, 2:40 am

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