Starz has renewed its horror-comedy series Shining Vale. The series stars Courtney Cox (Scream), Greg Kinnear (The Stand), and Mira Sorvino (Mimic), who are all expected to return for the eight-episode second season.
In Shining Vale: “Pat (Cox) and Terry Phelps (Kinnear) cash in their life savings and move from a cramped Brooklyn apartment to an old Victorian mansion in Connecticut, as a last-ditch effort to save their marriage after Pat’s torrid affair with the handyman. Gaynor and Jake [their children] are pissed, and as disconnected as teenagers can get. Terry tries to rally the family, but the pushback is relentless. Pat is losing her grip on the kids, and Terry doesn’t see Pat might be losing a grip on herself as well. Buying a giant 200-year-old house for $250K below asking may have seemed like a great deal on paper, but Pat senses that something is off. Doors slam, the piano plays by itself and when an old-fashioned-looking woman appears to hover outside the family window, Pat believes that she is going crazy—or worse. Every family has its demons, but for the Phelps, theirs may be real.”
Shining Vale was created by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan. The cast also includes Gus Birney (The Mist), Merrin Dungey (American Horror Stories), Dylan Gage (Fear Street: Part Two – 1978), Judith Light (Manhunt), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks).
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)