HBO Working On a ’60s-Set Stonewall Drama


HBO has purchased a gay-rights drama set in the 1960s from producers Adam Shankman and Dave Kajganich. The show, currently called Open City, is set during John Lindsay's mayoral reign and follows characters from different corners of the city as they process and participate in cultural upheaval; the show will also cover the (perhaps) surprising relationship between the Mafia and the Stonewall Inn. (Ronnie Lorenzo, one of the original mob-linked owners of the bar, is onboard as a consulting producer.) Is it too much to hope for a subtle Bob Benson shout-out?