Shining Vale, Starz’s smash rookie series, has been renewed. The horror comedy from Trial & Error co-creator Jeff Astrof, Divorce creator Sharon Horgan, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, and Lionsgate TV is set to return for a second season with Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, and Mira Sorvino. Season 2 will have the same eight episodes as Season 1, which ended on April 17 on the Lionsgate network.
“Shining Vale” has been renewed for a second season by Starz
The horror comedy’s second season will consist of eight episodes. Courtney Cox, Greg Kinnear, Mira Sorvino, Gus Birney, Merrin Dungey, and Dylan Gage feature in the series. Sherilyn Fenn and Judith Light also appeared in Season 1.
“‘Shining Vale’ is a stunning three-dimensional portrait of a marriage, adolescent parenthood, and motherhood,” said Kathryn Busby, Starz’s president of original programming. “We’re ecstatic to deliver this mic-dropping blend of horror and comedy to another season of viewers.”
Pat (Cox) and Terry Phelps (Kinnear) move from a tiny Brooklyn apartment to an old Victorian estate in Connecticut as a last-ditch effort to repair their marriage after Pat’s passionate romance with the handyman in Season 1. Gaynor (Birney) and Jake (Gage) are irritated and as far apart as teens can be. Terry attempts to rally the family, but the opposition is fierce. Pat is losing her grip on the kids, and Terry is blind to the fact that Pat is losing her grip on herself. On paper, buying a massive 200-year-old property for $250K less than the asking price may appear to be a terrific deal, but Pat has his suspicions. Pat feels she is going insane—or worse—when doors slam, the piano plays by itself, and an old-fashioned-looking woman appears outside the family window.
Jeff Astrof of Other Shoe Productions, Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford of Merman, and Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment are executive producers on “Shining Vale.” Astrof is also the showrunner, while Cox is a producer. Astrof and Horgan co-created the series, which is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Lionsgate Television. On behalf of Starz, Alex Alberts, director of original programming, and Sebastian Arboleda, vice president of original programming, are in charge of “Shining Vale.”
“Especially considering the way we closed season one,” Astrof added, “Sharon and I are happy to be able to tell the next eight chapters of the Phelps’ journey.” “In season two, I’m looking forward to the crushing pressure of attempting to raise the bar even higher.” But anything is possible for us. ‘We Are Phelps,’ after all!”