Trailer: Elisabeth Moss stars in Apple’s Shining Girls
James R | On 30, Mar 2022
Elisabeth Moss is heading to Apple TV+ this April, and a new trailer gives us a glimpse of her in action in Shining Girls.
Hailing from MRC Television, the metaphysical thriller stars and is executive produced by the Emmy Award-winning actress and is executive produced by Appian Way, with Emmy Award winner Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad) directing the first two episodes. Adapted by showrunner Silka Luisa, the eight-episode series is based on Lauren Beukes’ bestselling novel of the same name.
Shining Girls follows Kirby Mazrachi (Moss) as a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault. When Kirby learns that a recent murder mirrors her own case, she partners with seasoned, yet troubled reporter Dan Velazquez (played by Wagner Moura), to uncover her attacker’s identity. As they realize these cold cases are inextricably linked, their own personal traumas and Kirby’s blurred reality allow her assailant to remain one step ahead. In addition to Moss and Moura, the gripping drama stars Phillipa Soo, with Amy Brenneman and Jamie Bell rounding out the ensemble cast.
The series will premiere on Friday 29th April, with the first three episodes arriving together, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday.
Here’s the teaser trailer:
Shining Girls: Elisabeth Moss to star in new Apple TV+ thriller
27th July 2020
Elisabeth Moss is heading to Apple TV+ for a new thriller, Shining Girls.
The series is based on the 2013 best-selling novel by Lauren Beukes. Hailing from MRC Television, the series will be adapted for TV and executive produced by Silka Luisa, who will also serve as showrunner.
Moss will star as a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker. In addition to starring, Moss will also executive produce through Love & Squalor Pictures alongside Lindsey McManus. Leonardo DiCaprio will executive produce through Appian Way alongside Jennifer Davisson. Author Lauren Beukes and Alan Page Arriaga are also attached as executive producers on the project.
Shining Girls follows Apple’s recent straight-to-series order for The Shrink Next Door, a new eight-episode limited series from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd.
It joins a growing slate of star-studded projects, including Defending Jacob, starring Chris Evans, Mosquito Coast, starring Justin Theroux, Lisey’s Story, starring Julianne Moore, and Hedy Lamarr, starring Gal Gadot.