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Apple TV+ lands 'Shining Girls', a new thriller starring Elisabeth Moss

Shining Girls Elisabeth Moss
Shining Girls Elisabeth Moss (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has announced a series order for "Shining Girls".
  • The new series will star Elisabeth Moss.
  • "Shining Girls" is being adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name.

Apple continues to sign big talent to its newest streaming service.

Today, the company has announced in a press release (opens in new tab) that it has landed "Shining Girls", a new "metaphysical thriller" starring Elisabeth Moss. The series is based on the best-selling novel of the same name from Lauren Beukes.

Apple today announced a series order for "Shining Girls," a new metaphysical thriller based on the 2013 best-selling novel by Lauren Beukes and starring Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss. Hailing from MRC Television, the series will be adapted for television and executive produced by Silka Luisa, who will also serve as showrunner.

"Shining Girls" follows the story of a Chicago reporter who's reality begins to shift as she hunts down the person who brutally attacked her. In addition to starring, Moss will executive produce the series alongside Lindsey McManus and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Moss will star as a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker. In addition to starring, Moss will executive produce through Love & Squalor Pictures alongside Lindsey McManus. Leonardo DiCaprio will executive produce through Appian Way alongside Jennifer Davidson. Author Lauren Beukes and Alan Page Arriaga will also serve as executive producers on the project.

Moss is best known for her roles in "The West Wing", "The Handmaids Tale", and most recently "The Invisible Man". The new series will join a number of drama series on Apple TV+ including "Defending Jacob", "Truth Be Told", and "The Morning Show".

The new Apple Original series will join a slate of critically acclaimed and award-winning drama series on Apple TV+ including "Defending Jacob," the NAACP Image Award-winning "Truth Be Told," and the Golden Globe-nominated and SAG and Critics Choice Award-winning series "The Morning Show"; as well as the anticipated upcoming series "Mosquito Coast," starring Justin Theroux; "Lisey's Story," written and executive produced by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore; and the historical drama series "Hedy Lamarr," starring and executive produced by Gal Gadot.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.