'Shining Girls': 5 things you need to know about the thriller series starring Elisabeth Moss

Newspaper archivist Kirby Mazrachi is shocked to learn that a recent murder mirrors the brutal assault that ended her dreams


                            'Shining Girls': 5 things you need to know about the thriller series starring Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss and Wagner Moura in Shining Girls (imdb image)
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Apple TV+ is about to drop a brand new series and it's inducing massive adrenaline. 'Shining Girls' is a time-bending thriller that's based on the 2013 novel 'The Shining Girls' by Lauren Beukes. The eight-part series is the latest addition to the streaming service's enviable list of thrillers and viewers have already had a heads-blow-off moment after watching the trailer.

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The thriller drama stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss, who also executive produces it through 'Love and Squalor Pictures Production' (her own production company). Joining the team as another executive producer is Leonardo Dicaprio through Appian Way. In 'Shining Girls', Moss plays Kirby Mazrachi, a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault. She partners with the troubled veteran reporter Dan Velazquez to unravel a murder that chillingly mirrors her own assault, blurring her lines between imagination and reality. If you are a fan of thrillers, you can add 'Severance' and 'Invasion' on Apple TV+ to your watch list.

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When will 'Shining Girls' air and where can you watch it?

You can watch 'Shining Girls' on Apple TV+ starting April 29th, 2022. 

What is 'Shining Girls' all about?

The official synopsis for the series on Apple TV+ reads, "Years after a brutal attack left her in a constantly shifting reality, Kirby Mazrachi learns that a recent murder is linked to her assault. She teams with veteran reporter Dan Velazquez to understand her ever-changing present - and confront her past."

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Who stars in 'Shining Girls'?

Besides Elisabeth Moss, the upcoming series features Wagner Moura as veteran journalist Dan, Jamie Bell as Harper, and Phillipa Soo as Jin Sook among others. 

Elisabeth Moss

Born Elisabeth Singleton Moss on July 24, 1982, Moss is an American actor, producer, and director. She produced and starred as June Osborne in 'The Handmaid's Tale' (2017) and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, along with a bunch of other accolades. She will now be seen in the new Apple TV+ thriller series 'Shining Girls'.

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Elisabeth Moss in 'Shining Girls' (imdb  image)

 

The Showrunners

Silka Luis is the showrunner, one of the writers and an executive producer along with Elisabeth Moss and Leonardo Dicaprio.

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The Trailer

The trailer shows Kirby’s cat reappearing as a dog and continues with those closest to her changing into different people. What follows is a sneak peek into a spiraling mystery with a time-traveling aspect that even has a faceless man jumping through realities on a killing spree. You can watch the trailer below.


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