Starz (get 6 months for $3/month) announced today that its hit Original Series Shining Vale has been renewed for an eight-episode second season. The first season premiered on March 6, 2022.
The series stars Emmy Award nominee Courteney Cox (Friends, Cougar Town), Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets, The Kennedys) and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Hollywood, The Expecting) who are all slated to return for the second season.
“‘Shining Vale’ is both wickedly funny and a beautiful three-dimensional portrayal of marriage, adolescent parenting and motherhood,” said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming, STARZ
“We’re thrilled to bring viewers another season of this mic dropping blend of horror and comedy.”
“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,” said Jeff Astrof, co-creator, executive producer and showrunner.
“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 season one of Shining Vale, 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 and Jake 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. Every family has its demons, but for the Phelps, theirs may be real
In addition to Cox, Kinnear and Sorvino, the horror comedy also stars Gus Birney (Dickinson), Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies, The Resident) and Dylan Gage (PEN15), and features Judith Light (Impeachment: American Crime Story) and Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks).
Shining Vale is executive produced by Jeff Astrof from Other Shoe Productions, Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford (Motherland, This Way Up) from Merman, and Aaron Kaplan (The Chi, The Neighborhood) from Kapital Entertainment.
Courteney Cox also serves as a producer on the series, co-created by Astrof and Horgan.
The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Lionsgate Television in association with Other Shoe Productions, Merman and Kapital Entertainment.
Alex Alberts, Director of Original Programming and Sebastian Arboleda, Vice President of Original Programming are the executives overseeing Shining Vale on behalf of STARZ.
Shining Vale season one is currently streaming on the STARZ app in the U.S. and Canada and on its international streaming platform STARZPLAY across Europe, Latin America and Japan.