After brilliantly casting Glenn Close as the lead in the zombie comedy pilot Sea Oak, Amazon has now found its showrunner, the pilot’s director, and added two cast members.
According to Deadline, director-producer Hiro Murai (Atlanta, Legion) will be helming and executive producing the pilot, with Evan Dunsky (Nurse Jackie, Hemlock Grove) coming on board as executive producer and showrunner alongside George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo), who penned the script.
Co-starring with the award-winning actress in the comedy pilot will be Rae Gray (Fear the Walking Dead) and Jack Quaid (Vinyl — also the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, in case you're wondering), who’ve joined the cast as series regulars. That’s all we know for now because the powers-that-be are keeping mum on the roles they’ll play.
But based on the show synopsis (which you can read below), I have a gut feeling (so don’t take this as confirmation) that Gray might be playing one of Glenn Close’s Aunt Bernie’s “feckless” nieces and Quaid her “quasi-stripper nephew.” Check it out:
Sea Oak revolves around 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.
What do you think of Hiro Murai, Evan Dunsky, Rae Gray and Jack Quaid coming on board Amazon's zombie comedy pilot Sea Oak?