Created by Silka Luisa, Shining Girls is an upcoming American thriller web series which is based on South African author Lauren Beukes’s 2013 novel The Shining Girls, which was published by the Umuzi imprint of Random House Struik in South Africa, by HarperCollines in the United Kingdom and by Mulholland in the United States of America.
Silka Luisa is the showrunner and has also served as the executive producer of the series including Elisabeth Moss, Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Lindsey McManus, Jennifer Davisson, Lauren Beukes, Alan Page Arriaga, Michelle MacLaren, Rebecca Hobbs and Daina Reid. The series holds the banners of MRC Television, Love & Squalor Pictures, Appian Way Productions.
Shining Girls Star Cast
- Multiple award winning American actor-filmmaker Elisabeth Moss, who is best known for her roles in drama series like The West Wing, Mad Men, and films like “Get Him to the Greek”, “Girl, Interrupted”, Us etc, is playing the female lead as a Chicago newspaper archivist, Kirby Mazrachi
- Brazilian actor Wagner Moura is playing as a reporter named Dan Velazquez. He is a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, who has received international recognition for his notable roles in films such as Elite Squad (2007), Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010), and Elysium (2013) etc.
- English actor Jamie Bell is playing as Harper Curtis, he rose to prominence for his notable role in Billy Elliot (2000), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
- Tony Award and Grammy Award winning American actress Phillipa Soo is playing as Jin-Sook
- Amy Brenneman of “NYPD Blue” and “Judging Amy” fame is playing as Rachel
Shining Girls OTT Release Date
This most awaited thriller series finally has a release date, now viewers will not have to wait much to watch it as the makers have announced its release date. It comprises 8 episodes and the first three of them will be premiered on Friday 29th April, 2022 while the rest of the episodes will arrive weekly each Friday only on streaming platform Apple TV Plus. Earlier, a portion of the series premiered at SXSW South by Southwest on March 11, 2022.
Shining Girls Trailer Out
Apple TV released the most-intriguing trailer of this mystery thriller drama on March 29, 2022. It shows Kirby Kirby Mazrachi (Moss) as an aspiring reporter as she is dealing with a traumatizing situation. A serial killer is on the run and Kirby is the only person who can stop him because she escaped his clutches years ago. The trailer shows her haunted with a never ending ripple of effects from her near death experience.
Earlier, the makers of the series also released its gripping teaser on Feb 5, 2022.
Plot of the Series
The show centers on a drifter who must murder the “shining girls” in order to continue his travels. Veteran journalist Kirby is the only one who can stop him as she escaped his clutches years ago. When she learns that a recent murder mirrors her own case, she partnters with seasoned, yet troubled reporter Dan, to uncover her attacker’s identity. Would they be successful to catch the serial killer is what the story of this mystery drama series is all about.