Per the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon is going ahead with their zombie comedy Sea Oak and Glenn Close is set to star in the comedy. The show promises to be part zombie comedy, part family revenge drama. Here is the official synopsis:
Written by George Saunders based on his short story, the genre-bending Sea Oak focuses on Aunt Bernie (Close), a meek, working class woman who dies tragically in a home invasion in her Rust Belt subsidized housing complex called Sea Oak. Compelled by sheer force of dissatisfaction, she comes back from the dead full of rage, determined to get the life she never had.
Sea Oak marks Glenn Close’s return to television after appearing on the hit show Damages for several seasons. Glenn Close has won Emmy awards, a Golden Globe and has received multiple Academy Award nominations. It will be interesting to see how this show comes out. With the zombie genre seemingly on a down swing, networks are still finding some success with new shows. It will be interesting to see how this compares with Netflix’ Santa Clarita Diet, also a zombie comedy. What do you think? Are you looking forward to Sea Oak? Or have you had enough of zombies?