‘Dexter’ season 8 writer, ‘American Horror Story’ exec Ryan Murphy developing drama

American Horror StoryWhile Ryan Murphy is probably going to lose “The New Normal” to cancellation after only one season, the prolific showrunner is going to be possibly landing a new show in the same sort of outlet as “American Horror Story”: a cable network.

According to a new report from Deadline, Murphy is currently shopping a series entitled “Open,” which explores the nature of human sexuality in a very revealing and direct manner, to a number of interesting parties. This project is specifically under the Fox 21 banner, which specifically develops projects for cable television. (Considering the subject matter, it didn’t seem possible for this to land on broadcast TV in the first place.)

Murphy is working on this series with Lauren Gussis, a co-executive producer / writer on “Dexter” who is still working on season 8 of the Showtime drama. (She has already written an episode for the upcoming season entitled “What’s Eating Dexter Morgan?”.) At the end of the day, we have a feeling that this program will be picked up somewhere; despite “The New Normal” not being much of a smash, Murphy’s shows do consistently draw a great bit of buzz, and there are many networks interested.

One channel that we would be surprised to see the show land on is Showtime (where “Dexter” airs), mostly because they already have another series coming up in “Masters of Sex” that deals with similar subject matter. If Murphy really wants to get into the subject matter fully, it seems like this premium networks may be the best way to do so.

What do you think about the idea behind this show, and do you think that there is room for another Ryan Murphy drama on TV? Be sure to share your thoughts below, and you can read the latest “Dexter” season 8 scoop by visiting the story over at the link here.

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