Glowing Valley Co-creator Jeff Astrof said he wanted to push comedy out of the horror genre when he joined stars Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear and Mira Sorvino for a panel on the Starz series at Deadlines Contenders TV event at the Paramount Theater on Sunday .
“I wanted to do something cross-genre,” Astrof said. “And then Aaron Kaplan said, ‘Sharon Horgan wants to do this The glowbut as a comedy,” and I said, “This is incredible.”
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The resulting horror comedy series revolves around a dysfunctional family who moves to a small town where horrific atrocities have taken place. Pat (Cox) is a writer who gets caught cheating on her husband Terry (Kinnear). They move out of the big city to save their marriage, but Pat soon begins to suspect something is wrong with their new home.
“We all spent quite a bit of time together and I had a strong feeling that we had a family dynamic from the start,” Kinnear said. “There’s a lot of crazy shit happening on this show, but first of all, if you can believe that this family is real and that they’re really going through all the things that happen here, it makes the ride to hell that much better.”
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“I was so fortunate to have a teenage daughter because I have one,” Cox said, “and I bonded with Gus right away [Birney] in every way, and the way she talks to me on the show is the way I’m spoken to at home.”
“I’m trying to get Patricia, Courteney’s character, to play with me,” Sorvino said, “and get me to be a little wilder. And then finally to let me drive the car, her as a person, but I drive the car, and then we begin to understand that maybe my impulses are a little less than innocent.
The eighth and final episode of the first season premieres April 17 on Starz.
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