Scott Speedman Joins Ryan Murphy's Open Pilot

Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "The Vow" - Red CarpetScott Speedman is docking his submarine in a completely different kind of port: He has signed on to Ryan Murphy‘s sex-and-relationships pilot Open, TVLine has confirmed.

The actor, whose ABC series Last Resort was cancelled earlier this year, will play an attractive (duh) sports-marketing executive named Jonathan in the HBO project.

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The provocative script, which was penned by Murphy and Dexter co-executive producer Lauren Gussis, revolves around five characters. Among them are a thirtysomething married couple, the husband’s male co-worker and a female yoga professional in her 40s.

Speedman joins Wes Bentley, who was recently cast as Open‘s arrogant blowhard Evan.

He is best known for playing Ben, the dreamy classmate who inadvertently lured Keri Russell’s character to New York in Felicity. He’s also had roles in the Underworld film franchise, The Vow and The Strangers.

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  1. Jessie says:


  2. Joline says:

    I love Scott Speedman. He is so talented and sexy. This sounds like an interesting show…glad the primetime “soap” genre is returning.

  3. Kristen says:

    I’m sorry, all I saw was “Scott Speedman” and “sex”. What’s the show about? :)

  4. todo90 says:

    Ben Covington on HBO. My life is complete.

  5. april-ann says:

    He is HOT.

  6. Scott says:

    Scott Speedman is damn talented and damn awesome!!

  7. Pam says:

    Since it’s a Ryan Murphy project, I predict it will be good for one season and then quickly decline.

    • Tai says:

      So sad and so true. I want to like this for the cast but facts show that Ryan Murphy can’t keep a plot together for more than a handful of episodes. It’s a stretch to say a season but sometimes. But maybe since its HBO, they’ll be more willing to keep it on.

  8. Zach says:

    I like this cast so far, but Ryan Murphy blows. Not a gay joke, just a statement that he is a jerk and not that great of a writer.

  9. Eric7740 says:

    Does this mean we’ll get to see “more” of Scott Speedman???!!! Hopefully so!!! Anyways, if Scott Speedman is there, I’m there!!!

  10. Eliza says:

    Scott Speedman ♥ & HBO….I like this… I like this very much.

  11. Krissi G says:

    I miss Michael… He so needs to resume that role…

  12. Leigh says:

    How many pilots is Ryan Murphy making?

  13. darcy the slutty twin says:

    Great for Scott Speedman but wish it was a show NOT done by Ryan Murphy. His shows are convoluted, pretentious, over-ambitious, full of loopholes and oftentimes, falls on its face.

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