Starz has renewed its incredibly entertaining horror-comedy series Shining Vale for Season 2. The series stars Courtney Cox, Greg Kinnear, Mira Sorvino, Gus Birney, Merrin Dungey, and Dylan Gage. I’ve enjoyed this show, and it’s cool to see that it’s going to be getting another season, and that season will consist of eight episodes.
Kathryn Busby, president of original programming at Starz shared in a statement: “Shining Vale is both wickedly funny and a beautiful three-dimensional portrayal of marriage, adolescent parenting and motherhood. We’re thrilled to bring viewers another season of this mic-dropping blend of horror and comedy.”
Creator, producer, and showrunner Jeff Astrof added: “Sharon and I are thrilled to be able to tell the next eight chapters of the Phelps’ story– especially after the way we ended season one. Personally, I look forward to the crushing pressure of trying to raise the bar even further in season two. But we can do anything. After all, ‘We Are Phelps!’”
In the first season, “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 (Birney) and Jake (Gage) 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.”
Have you watched the first season of Shining Vale and are you excited to hear a second season is coming?