Glenn Close is set to star in a new Amazon series called Sea Oak and this thing sounds crazy! Close will be taking on a role that is different from anything else that's she's ever played in her career... a vengeful zombie.
The series is described as a mix of zombie drama and family revenge comedy. This is the description of the series that we get from THR:
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.
That's certainly an interesting series concept! It's being written by George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo). Amazon will shoot the pilot episode, air it, and then see how the audience reacts to it and if they want to see more. That's how Amazon Studios rolls. If the audience likes what they see, we'll see the series continue. That's what happened with The Tick and several of their other series.
Close is a fantastic actress and I'm really curious to see what she brings to this new zombie role of hers.