George Saunders has a new half-hour comedy pilot in the works at Amazon, and the project just cast the leading role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glenn Close has signed on to star in Sea Oak, which was ordered to pilot back in March. Here’s the logline from THR’s report:
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.
Saunders is also working on a Lincoln in the Bardo movie with Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and if you missed his ClickHole debut in April, you can fix that by watching it here.