Courteney Cox signs on to star in the Starz horror comedy pilot Shining Vale ...

Courteney Cox signs on to star in the Starz horror comedy pilot Shining Vale from Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan

By Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com

Published: 05:54 GMT, 2 March 2020 | Updated: 08:09 GMT, 2 March 2020

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Just after her Friends reunion special was made official, Courteney Cox has signed on to star in another new project, the Starz pilot Shining Vale.

Starz announced that Cox, 55, will have the lead role in the half-hour horror-comedy pilot, according to a press release.

The series hails from Catastrophe creator/star Sharon Horgan and produced by Warner Bros. Television and Lionsgate.

New project: Just after her Friends reunion special was made official, Courteney Cox has signed on to star in another new project, the Starz pilot Shining Vale

New project: Just after her Friends reunion special was made official, Courteney Cox has signed on to star in another new project, the Starz pilot Shining Vale

Cox will portray Patricia 'Pat' Phelps, 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).'

17 years later, Phelps is clean and sober, but she remain unfulfilled, still unable to write her second novel, while in a loveless marriage with teenage kids who want nothing to do with her.

In a final attempt to save her marriage, Phelps moves her family from the city to a huge and old house in the suburbs, 'where evil and humor collide.'

Wild child: Cox will portray Patricia 'Pat' Phelps, 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)'

Wild child: Cox will portray Patricia 'Pat' Phelps, 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)'

Phelps has been a faithful wife to her husband, with one significant slip-up, described as, 'She was a faithful wife until her one slip-up: a torrid 15-night-stand with a hot, young artist/handyman/musician neighbor.

'As Starz continues to expand its slate of original comedy

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