It's been a while since Glenn Close has had a role on television. After Damages wrapped its run back in 2012, the actress mostly turned towards films such as Guardians of the Galaxy and returned to Broadway to reprise her role in Sunset Boulevard. Now, Close is returning to television to headline a new pilot coming to Amazon. Close has been tapped to star in a new zombie-related pilot called Sea Oak in which Close's character gets an unusual second chance at life.
According to THR, Glenn Close has signed on to star in Sea Oak, a new Amazon pilot that has nothing to do with the Amazon series, Red Oaks. Sea Oak is described as being the unusual blend of zombie drama and family revenge comedy. Close plays Aunt Bernie, a meek, unmarried woman with no children living alone in Rust Belt City. After she is killed in a home invasion, Bernie comes back to life through sheer force of dissatisfaction, full of rage and a desire to live life to the fullest. This means dealing with some unfinished business with what remains of her nuclear family, including her stripper nephew and ne'er-do-well nieces, all of whom live in a subsidized housing complex called Sea Oak.
It's unclear if Glenn Close's character is the type of zombie who likes to snack on human brains, but it sounds like we're in for a different kind of zombie experience at any rate. Sea Oak is written by novelist George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo) and executive produced by Jonathan Krauss. Lael Smith and Keir McFarlane serve as co-executive producers.
This will be Glenn Close's first regular series role since Damages ended in 2012. Close won two lead actress in a drama Emmy's (and nominated for two others) for her work on the FX show as Patty Hewes, a brilliant but ruthless lawyer she played for five seasons. She also won a Golden Globe for her efforts. Close has made quite the career for herself as an actress, possessing a number of wins and nominations for everything from film to movies to Broadway. She's known for such roles in Fatal Attraction, The Natural, The Big Chill, and The World According to Garp. She most recently reprised her Tony Award-winning role in the play Sunset Boulevard.
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