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HBO developing new 1960s gay rights drama ‘Open City’

By Sam Rigby


HBO is developing a new 1960s gay rights drama from Adam Shankman and David Kajganich.

The cable network has picked up the script for Open City, which is set in the vibrant, turbulent John Lindsay-era New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The drama explores characters from various parts of Manhattan as they live their lives in the midst of cultural revolution and political turmoil.

Kajganich will write and executive produce the drama, while Shankman will serve as executive producer and director. Meanwhile, Ronnie Lorenzo, one of the original owners of the Stonewall Inn, has come on board as a consulting producer.

The project has been given the go ahead after the success of The Normal Heart, which aired on Sunday (May 25) to critical acclaim.

The Normal Heart will air on Sky Atlantic in the UK on June 1 at 9pm.

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