Starz is developing a pilot for a half-hour horror-comedy, Shining Vale, set to star Courtney Cox (Scream franchise)—and Mira Sorvino (Mimic) has joined the cast.
The plot will follow 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 (Cox), the mom, who’s convinced she’s either depressed or possessed (turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same). Everyone has their demons—but are Pat’s real? Or is this the portrait of a typical family torn apart by mental illness?
According to Deadline, Sorvino will play Rosemary, who is “either Pat’s alter ego, a split personality, her id, her muse, or a demon trying to possess her.” Other recent casting announcements include Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies) and Greg Kinnear (The Stand).
Shining Vale was created by Sharon Horgan and Jeff Astrof. The pilot will be directed by Dearbhla Walsh (The Handmaid’s Tale).
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)