The first photos and synopsis for Starz’s upcoming horror-comedy Shining Vale have been published. The Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan horror-comedy series follow a dysfunctional family as they relocate from the city to a small village and into a house where awful horrors have occurred. But no one appears to notice, except for Pat (played by Courteney Cox), the unfulfilled matriarch, who believes she’s either unhappy or possessed. Shining Vale has yet to receive an official release date, so stay tuned to SpikyTV for more information on this upcoming series. More photos and the official summary can be seen below:
Shining Vale Synopsis:
“Shining Vale” is a horror comedy about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Pat, who’s convinced she’s either depressed or possessed – turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same. Patricia “Pat” Phelps (Courteney Cox) is a former “wild child” who rose to fame by writing a raunchy, drug-and-alcohol-soaked women’s empowerment novel (a.k.a. lady porn). Fast forward 17 years later, Pat is clean and sober but totally unfulfilled. She still hasn’t written her second novel, she can’t remember the last time she had sex with her husband (Greg Kinnear), and her teenage kids are at that stage where they want you dead. She was a faithful wife until her one slip-up: she had a torrid affair with the hot, young handyman who came over to fix the sink while Terry was at work. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, she and Terry cash in all their savings and move the family move from the “crazy” of the city to a large, old house in the suburbs that has a storied past of its own. Everyone has their demons, but for Pat Phelps, they may be real.
Shining Vale Cast:
Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, Mira Sorvino, Merrin Dungey, Gus Birney, and Dylan Gage star in the Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan series.
Patricia “Pat” Phelps is played by Courteney Cox, and her ever-optimistic husband, Terry Phelps, is played by Kinnear. Pat’s patience and self-control will be put to the test like never before. Rosemary, played by Mira Sorvino, is Pat’s alter ego, split personality, id, muse, or a demon attempting to possess her. Kam, Pat’s oldest friend and book editor, is played by Dungey. Gaynor and Jake, Pat and Terry’s teenage children, are played by Gus Birney and Dylan Gage.
“Shining Vale” is executive produced by Jeff Astrof from Other Shoe Productions, Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford from Merman, Aaron Kaplan, and Dana Honor from Kapital Entertainment. Courteney Cox is the producer.
Astrof wrote the pilot teleplay, from a story by Horgan & Astrof. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Lionsgate Television in association with Other Shoe Productions, Merman and Kapital Entertainment.