Courteney Cox is to star in Sharon Horgan’s new paranormal horror-comedy, Shining Vale on Starz. Created by the Catastrophe co-writer with Jeff Astrof, Shining Vale tells the story of a dysfunctional family who switch their hectic city life for a small town. However, their new home has a dark past where a number of atrocities took place and only Courteney Cox’s character Patricia seems to notice.
Patricia is a reformed character, now sober she used to live wildly and is famous for writing a women’s empowerment book about her experiences. Right now Pat can’t tell whether she is depressed or possessed.
Pat and her husband Terry (Greg Kinnear) hope that changing their way of life will save their marriage after Pat cheated on Terry, now in their new home Pat will be forced to confront her demons. And possibly Mira Sorvino, who plays Pat’s alter ego, Rosemary.
Christina Davis, Starz president of original programming, said: “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.
“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.”