‘Shining Vale’ Co-Creator Jeff Astrof on Blending Horror & Comedy, Casting Courteney Cox and Missed Opportunities on ‘Friends’

In our debut episode of the WritersRoom Pros Podcast, Shining Vale Co-Creator Jeff Astrof drops by to detail his experiences in storytelling. Astrof takes us behind the scenes in the creation of his new STARZ series, explains the challenges of blending horror and comedy and tell us some jokes he wished made the final cut during his time working on Friends. 

WritersRoom Pros is hosted by showrunner Jeff Schechter, Emmy®, WGA, and WGC award-nominated writer and Gemini award-winning producer. Join Jeff each week for conversations with television and film professionals as they discuss their work and their approach to finding and developing stories.

Jeff’s guests include:

  • Jeff Astrof, Showrunner and Co-Creator of Shining Vale
  • Naren Shankar, Showrunner of The Expanse
  • Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Director and Executive Producer of The Gilded Age
  • Steven Kane, Showrunner of The Last Ship and the upcoming Halo TV series

And many, many more!

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