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Here's what we know so far about Sharon Horgan's new horror-comedy show

“It’s a show about mental illness, small-town politics, religion and a family battling their demons. But in a really funny and scary way.”

AFTER CAPTURING THE intricacies of married life so well in Catastrophe and Divorce, Sharon Horgan is trying her hand at something a little different.

Catastrophe Cast Portraits Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

In some exciting news, the writer/actress/fine Irish export has sold a new horror-comedy series to the American TV network Showtime.

Here’s the show description, as per Deadline:

Shining Vale is a horror-comedy about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town in a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place.
But no one seems to notice except for the mother – and the evil spirit that’s trying to posses her.

“It’s a show about mental illness, small-town politics, religion and a family battling their demons. But in a really funny and scary way.”

Horgan co-wrote the series with Jeff Astrof, a sitcom veteran whose CV includes episodes of Friends, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and The Wild Thornberrys.

The Graham Norton Show - London Sharon with her Catastrophe co-star Rob Delaney on Graham Norton Source: PA Archive/PA Images

Horror-themed telly is having a big moment right now (Santa Clarita Diet, Stranger Things, American Horror Story… the list goes on) so we’re excited to see what they will bring to the genre.

But when will we get to do that is as of yet unclear. Showtime has only committed to making a pilot, after which the network will decide whether to order a full season or not.

So watch this space. Spooky Sharon could be on its way to us yet.

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