Kirby Mazrachi (Elisabeth Moss) faces a constantly shifting reality in Apple TV Plus’ new series, Shining Girls, based on the best-selling novel by Lauren Beukes.
In the series, which is executive produced by Moss, Mazrachi is a put-upon newspaper archivist in Chicago whose life is turned upside-down after she suffers a brutal assault. Finding that her reality has splintered, Mazrachi teams up with veteran reporter Dan Velazquez (Wagner Moura) to try to find her attacker. They soon realize that a series of cold cases are linked to Mazrachi’s but her inability to hold tight to a single reality allows the perpetrator to constantly stay one step ahead of them.
Besides Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Moura, the series also stars Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers) and Jamie Bell (Turn: Washington’s Spies).
Hailing from MRC Television, the series is also executive produced by Appian Way and adapted for television by showrunner Silka Luisa, with Michelle MacLaren directing the first two episodes. Moss and Lindsey McManus executive produce through Love and Squalor Pictures, while Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson and Michael Hampton executive produce through Appian Way. MacLaren directs and executive produces with Rebecca Hobbs for MacLaren Entertainment. Daina Reid directs and executive produces. Beukes and Alan Page Arriage also executive produce.
Shining Girls premieres Friday, April 29 on Apple TV Plus.