Apple TV+ has revealed the official Shining Girls trailer for its upcoming metaphysical thriller drama, which stars Elisabeth Moss and Jamie Bell. The series is currently slated to make its debut on Friday, April 29 with the first three episodes. The premiere will then be followed by one new episode weekly, premiering on every Friday.
The video, which you can check out below, highlights a reality-bending story following a woman whose life changes forever after getting assaulted by a mysterious attacker. She’s determined to find out his identity and the reason why he’s connected to a number of murders over the past decades.
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Based on Lauren Beukes’ best-selling novel, Shining Girls is written and executive produced by Silka Luis, who is also set as the showrunner. It will be led by Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Kirby, a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker. Joining her are Jamie Bell (Rocketman), Wagner Moura (Narcos), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), and Amy Brenneman (Private Practice).
“The series follows Kirby Mazrachi as a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault,” reads the synopsis. “When Kirby learns that a recent murder mirrors her own case, she partners with seasoned, yet troubled reporter Dan Velazquez, 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.”
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Shining Girls is executive produced and directed by Elisabeth Moss through her Love and Squalor Pictures banner. Executive producers are Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, and Michael Hampton for Appian Way along with Lindsey McManus for Love & Squalor, Michelle MacLaren and Rebecca Hobbs for MacLaren Entertainment. Daina Reid also directs and executive produces with Lauren Beukes and Alan Page Arriaga. It is a production by MRC Television.