Friday, April 16, 2021

Starz Orders 8 Episodes of Comedy 'Shining Vale' Starring Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear

Starz has today given a series order to the original horror comedy series Shining Vale starring Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear. The first season will produce 8 episodes.

A dysfunctional family moves from the city to a small town and a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Patricia "Pat" Phelps (Cox), who's convinced she's either depressed or possessed - turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same.

In addition to Cox and Kinnear, the comedy stars Mira Sorvino, Gus Birney, Dylan Gage and Merrin Dungey.

Jeff Astrof (Trial & Error) and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) created the comedy. They executive produce with Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Clelia Mountford and director Dearbhla Walsh. Cox serves as a producer. Warner Bros. Television, Lionsgate Television, Kapital Entertainment, Other Shoe Productions and Merman will produce.

"Shining Vale is a smart, chilling and funny series that tells the story of a family in turmoil who is suddenly living with a paranormal who helps Courteney Cox's character get her groove back as she starts to question her own sanity," said Christina Davis, President of Original Programming, Starz." This group of talented actors, executive producers and director blends comedy and horror brilliantly throughout this series which exemplifies the network's commitment to improve female representation on and off the screen."