Starz has finally set the premiere date for Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan’s forthcoming horror-comedy Shining Vale, centering around a dysfunctional family who moves into a haunted house. The Courteney Cox-led series has now been scheduled to make its debut on March 6, 2022.
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Shining Vale is created and executive produced by Jeff Astrof (Trial & Error) and Sharon Horgan (Game Night). It stars Golden Globe nominee Courteney Cox (Friends), Emmy winner Greg Kinnear (The Stand), Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Hollywood), Merrin Dungey (The King of Queens), Golden Globe winner Judith Light (Transparent), Gus Birney (Dickinson) and Dylan Gage (PEN15).
“The series 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,” reads the synopsis. “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 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, 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 is produced by Cox, with Clelia Mountford, Aaron Kaplan, and Dana Honor executive producing. It is a production by Warner Bros. Television and Lionsgate Television in association with Other Shoe Productions, Merman and Kapital Entertainment, with STARZ Senior Vice President of Original Programming Juan Alfonso overseeing for the network.