The Courteney Cox horror comedy series Shining Vale is returning for season 2, which is set to premiere in October
The horror comedy series Shining Vale premiered on Starz back in March of 2022 – and just when I was starting to wonder if the show was turning out to be “one season and done”, Entertainment Weekly has gone ahead and broken the news that Shining Vale season 2 is scheduled to begin airing on Friday, October 13th! Along with that confirmation comes the unveiling of some first look images from the new season, and you can check those out at the bottom of this article.
Created by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan, the first season of Shining Vale followed a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. Patricia “Pat”, a former “wild child”, is convinced that she’s either depressed, or possessed. Pat is a former “wild child” who rose to fame by writing a raunchy, drug-and-alcohol-soaked women’s empowerment novel (a.k.a. lady porn). Fast forward 17 years and Pat is sober, clean, but still unfulfilled. She hasn’t finished her second novel and can’t recall the last time she slept with her husband. Her teenage children are also at a stage where they want to kill you. She was a faithful spouse until she made a mistake: she had an affair with the young, hot handyman who came to fix the sink when Terry was at work. She and Terry move their family to a large old house in suburbia that has its own storied history in a last ditch effort to save their relationship. Everyone has their demons, but for Pat Phelps, they may be real.
Shining Vale stars Courteney Cox as Patricia “Pat” Phelps, Greg Kinnear as Pat’s husband Terry, Merrin Dungey as Pat’s friend and book editor Kam; Gus Birney and Dylan Gage as Pat and Terry’s teenage kids Gaynor and Jake; Mira Sorvino as Rosemary, “who is either Pat’s alter ego, a split personality, her id, her muse, or a demon trying to possess her”; Sherilyn Fenn as realtor Robyn Court; and Judith Light as Joan, “Pat’s Lithium-infused mother, who has long battled mental illness, and her daughter… (who she blames for her mental illness). Joan is vain, hypercritical, and loves to reminisce about her youth or make fun of Pat. “Of all the horrors Pat faces, becoming Joan may be the most terrifying – and real.” Season 2 begins four months after the first season, when Pat’s insurance runs low and she is released early from the psychiatric facility. She returns home determined to put the pieces back together of her broken family. But she soon discovers that her children don’t want her, Terry doesn’t remember her and her new neighbor Ruth looks just like Rosemary. As if that wasn’t enough, the house starts to reveal the shocking secrets of its dark past
.Shining Vale is produced by Lionsgate and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Astrof’s Other Shoe Productions, and Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s Merman. Astrof, Horgan Mountford Kaplan and Dana Honor all serve as executive producers. Cox is the producer. Did you watch the first season
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