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After success of The Normal Heart, HBO developing drama about gay rights set in 1960s

After success of The Normal Heart, HBO developing drama about gay rights set in 1960s

On the heels of the success of The Normal Heart, HBO has announced that it is developing another gay-themed drama.

Open City is set also set in New York but in the late 1960s, nearly 20 years before The Normal Heart which is about the early days of the AIDS epidemic.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Open will tell tell the story of characters from various corners of Manhattan who are navigating a cultural revolution at a time of great political turmoil.

Also examined will be the gay community aligning with the Mafia to open a West Village nightclub.

Open City is being written by David Kajganich and will be directed by Adam Shankman who is also an executive producer.

Shankman, who is openly gay, is best known for directing the film version of the musical Hairspray and as a judge on TV’s So You Think You Can Dance.