Amy Brenneman signs up for Apple TV+ metaphysical thriller 'Shining Girls'

Amy Brenneman
Amy Brenneman (Image credit: Amy Brenneman)

What you need to know

  • Amy Brenneman has reportedly signed on to be part of the upcoming Apple TV+ series Shining Girls.
  • Shining Girls will also star Elisabeth Moss.
  • The metaphysical thriller is based on Lauren Beukes' 2013 best-selling novel The Shining Girls book.

Upcoming Apple TV+ metaphysical thriller Shining Girls reportedly has a new cast member, with Judging Amy star Amy Brenneman said to have signed on to star opposite Elisabeth Moss.

According to a Deadline report, Moss will play Kirby, a "Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker." As for Brenneman, she'll play Rachel, Kirby's "larger-than-life single mother."

Amy Brenneman (Tell Me Your Secrets, Judging Amy) is set for a key recurring role opposite Elisabeth Moss in Apple's Shining Girls, a metaphysical thriller based on Lauren Beukes' 2013 best-selling novel The Shining Girls, starring and executive produced by Elisabeth Moss, and executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way. MRC Television is the studio.

The story will be based on Lauren Beukes' 2013 best-selling novel The Shining Girls with writer-creator Silka Luisa in charge of the adaptation for the small screen.

The Shining Girls book centers on a Depression-era drifter who must murder the "shining girls" in order to continue his travels.

Deadline also notes that Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way will executive produce the show, too. There is currently no timeline for when we should expect to see the new show appear on our screens, but everyone will need an Appel TV+ subscription to take it in. That'll cost $4.99 per month, unless you happen to be an Apple One subscriber.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.