Stephen King lauds Apple TV+ thriller 'Shining Girls' saying it's 'scary and involving'

Apple Tv Shining Girls Official Trailer
Apple Tv Shining Girls Official Trailer (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Stephen King has tweeted his endorsement of Apple TV+'s latest thriller.
  • Shining Girls is available to stream on Apple TV+ now.
  • King believes Shining Girls is an example of "what streaming was made for."

Apple TV+ has a new thriller that's catching the eye — and some of those eyes belong to someone who knows a thing or two about scares and suspense. According to author Stephen King, Shining Girls is "scary and involving" and that's about as ringing an endorsement as you're likely to get.

The new Apple TV+ show features Elisabeth Moss and is based on Lauren Beukes' bestselling novel.

"Shining Girls" follows Kirby Mazrachi (Moss), a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault. When Kirby learns that a recent murder mirrors her own case, she partners with seasoned, yet troubled reporter Dan Velazquez (played by Wagner Moura), to uncover her attacker's identity. As they realize these cold cases are inextricably linked, their own personal traumas and Kirby's blurred reality allow her assailant to remain one step ahead. In addition to Moss and Moura, the gripping drama stars Phillipa Soo, Amy Brenneman and Jamie Bell.

King posted his fondness of the Apple TV+ show on Twitter, saying that it is "exactly what streaming was made for." He should know — he was involved in the adaptation of one of his books that became Lisey's Story on the same streaming service

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If that isn't enough to whet the appetite of any thriller fan, I don't know what would be!

You can watch Shining Girls on Apple TV+ now, so long as you're a subscriber. Those with an Apple One subscription bundle can also get in on the act and enjoy other shows including the hugely popular Severance and Ted Lasso.

If you want to enjoy Shining Girls in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today.

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.