Friday, August 28, 2020

Development News - Gus Birney and Dylan Gage to Co-Star on Starz Comedy Pilot 'Shining Vale'

Development News - August 28, 2020

Starz's Shining Vale.

  • Gus Birney and Dylan Gage will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear. Birney starred for one season in Paramount's The Mist and has recurred on AppleTV+'s Dickinson. Gage has recurred on Hulu's PEN15.
  • Birney will play Gaynor Phelps, Pat (Cox) and Terry's (Kinnear) 16-year-old daughter who is going through that awful phase where she's smarter than everyone and angry at the world - and by the world we mean her mother, whom she (rightfully) blames for uprooting the family from Brooklyn to suburban Connecticut. She spars with Pat over sex, drinking, school, drugs, the weather - everything, really - mostly because she's exactly like her mom was when Pat was her age. They become even more similar once Pat becomes possessed.
  • Gage will play Jake Phelps, Pat and Terry's pubescent son who is always glued to some sort of screen. He has severe ADHD and OCD so he quickly forgets what he's obsessing about. Deeply quirky and deeply sweet, he has his father's temper which, like everything else about Jake, comes out at the oddest moments. A sensitive soul, he attracts other sensitive souls - some of whom died years ago in the house.