Amazon is looking to get in on the zombie business with the upcoming TV comedy pilot Sea Oak, and THR is reporting that Emmy and Golden Globe winner Glenn Close (Damages) is set to headline the show, which is described as a mix of “zombie drama and family revenge comedy”.
Written by George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo), Sea Oak follows ” Aunt Bernie (Close), a meek, unmarried woman with no children in a 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.”
Sea Oak will mark Close’s first return to the small screen since her acclaimed run on Damages between 2007 and 2012. Her upcoming feature film appearances include Seven Sisters, Crooked House, The Wife, Wilde Wedding, and Who’s Your Daddy.