Apple TV+ signs Elisabeth Moss, Michelle MacLaren, Daina Reid to direct 'Shining Girls'

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

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ show Shining Girls has signed Elisabeth Moss, Michelle MacLaren, and Daina Reid to direct.
  • Moss will also star in the show.

Apple TV+'s upcoming thriller Shining Girls has its directors, with three big names signing on according to a new report. Elisabeth Moss, Michelle MacLaren, and Daina Reid are all now on board for a show that's shaping up to be another potential hit.

According to a new Variety report, the three will co-direct while Moss will continue to star. There are plenty of links to The Handmaid's Tale here as well – something that's never a bad idea when you're trying to make a hit show.

Apple's metaphysical thriller "Shining Girls," based on the 2013 best-selling Lauren Beukes novel of the same name, has finally found its directors. The trio is made up of Emmy winner Michelle MacLaren ("Breaking Bad"), Emmy and SAG Award winner Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale," "Mad Men"), and Emmy nominee Daina Reid ("The Handmaid's Tale). Moss will also be starring in the show, which hails from MRC Television, and Beukes is attached to executive produce.

The thriller will run as an eight-episode show and also stars Wagner Moura of Narcos fame.

"Shining Girls" follows Kirby (Moss), a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker. The series also stars Wagner Moura ("Narcos") as Dan, a veteran journalist breaking the widening story of a copycat attack. Jamie Bell ("Rocketman) plays Harper, a mysterious loner with a surprising connection to Kirby.

Sounds pretty sweet, right?

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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.