Situation Isn't 'Pretty' for Ryan Murphy Pilot
'Nip/Tuck' creator can't find home for sex-change show
None of those things, however, have been able to save it. The show appears to be dead after failing to find a TV home, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Pretty/Handsome" was initially set up at FX, where Murphy's "Nip/Tuck" has been a strong performer for five seasons. Fiennes ("Shakespeare in Love," "Running with Scissors") was set to play a married man who breaks the news to his wife and kids that he wants a sex change. The cast also included Carrie-Anne Moss, Blythe Danner and Robert Wagner.
Murphy wrote the script with fellow "Nip/Tuck" scribe Brad Falchuk and also directed the pilot. Brad Pitt was an executive producer through his company, Plan B Entertainment.
FX, however, decided to pass on the pilot in the spring, the HR says. Producer 20th Century Fox tried to sell the show elsewhere, but those efforts have come up empty.