STARZ announced it has given an eight-episode series order for the horror comedy Shining Vale starring Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, Mira Sorvino , Merrin Dungey, Gus Birney and Dylan Gage. Dearbhla Walsh directed and executive produced the pilot episode. The half-hour comedy from Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan is the newest title from STARZ.

It will air on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada and on its international streaming platform STARZPLAY across Europe, Latin America and Japan.

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 occurred. But no one seems to notice except for Pat (Cox), who’s convinced she’s either depressed or possessed.

Patricia “Pat” Phelps is a former “wild child” who rose to fame by writing a raunchy women’s empowerment novel. 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, Terry (Kinnear), and her teenage kids are at their rebellious stage.

She was a faithful wife until her one slip-up: she had an affair with a young handyman who came over to fix the sink while her husband 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 hectic city to a large, old house in the suburbs that has a storied past of its own.

Shining Vale does not yet have a release date set. 

By Freddie Deighton

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