It was announced a few weeks ago that Emmy-winning actress Glenn Close (The Girl With All the Gifts) had been tapped to star in Amazon’s half-hour comedy pilot “Sea Oak”. Now, Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe star Jane Levy joins the pilot described as “a mix of zombie drama and family revenge comedy.”
“Sea Oak” revolves around Aunt Bernie (Close), a meek, unmarried woman with no children in working-class Rust Belt City who dies tragically in a home invasion. Compelled by sheer force of dissatisfaction, she comes back from the dead full of rage and determined to get the life she never had. She proceeds to inflict a range of demands on what’s left of her nuclear family, including a quasi-stripper nephew and two feckless nieces, who live in a low-end subsidized hellhole of a housing complex called Sea Oak.
Written by George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo), Jonathan Krauss exec produces through his Affiliated Pictures banner. Lael Smith and Keir McFarlane co-executive produce.