Courteney Cox to Lead “Shining Vale” Pilot

Courteney Cox has been cast in a starring role in the Starz horror comedy pilot titled Shinning Vale.

Shinning Vale 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 (Cox), who’s convinced she’s either depressed or possessed.

“As Starz continues to expand its slate of original comedy series, we are incredibly proud to bring a talented actress such as Courteney Cox to the network to topline Shining Vale,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, president and CEO of Starz. “Her previous success in the genre combined with her well-honed comedic chops make her the ideal actor to bring Pat to life.”

The half-hour series is penned and executive produced by Jeff Astrof, with Dearbhla Walsh on board to direct and executive produce the pilot.