Starz acquires Sharon Horgan horror-comedy pilot Shining Vale
Starz has announced that they have acquired the half-hour horror comedy pilot Shining Vale from Trial & Error co-creator Jeff Astrof and Catastrophe co-creator and star Sharon Horgan.
The pilot follows 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, 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. Done in a funny, scary way.
The comedy is being executive produced by Astrof through Other Shoe Productions and Horgan and Clelia Mountford (This Way Up) through Merman, as well as Aaron Kaplan (Life in Pieces) and Dana Honor (A Million Little Pieces) from Kapital Entertainment.
Horgan, who is best known for co-creating, starring in and executive producing the acclaimed Amazon comedy Catastrophe, also created the HBO comedy series Divorce starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City), which ran for three modestly received seasons on the network, and starred in the 2018 black comedy Game Night, which was a critical and commercial success.
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