Friday, February 4, 2022

AppleTV+ Unveils Premiere Date for New Drama 'Shining Girls' Starring Elisabeth Moss and Wagner Moura

AppleTV+ has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original drama series Shining Girls starring Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) and Wagner Moura (Narcos).

The 8-episode first season will premiere on Friday, April 29 with its first three episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly on Fridays until the season finale on June 3.

Based on the novel by Lauren Beukes, the drama 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 (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 drama stars Phillipa Soo, Amy Brenneman and Jamie Bell.

Silka Luisa developed the drama. She executive produces with Moss, Beukes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lindsey McManus, Jennifer Davisson, Michael Hampton, Rebecca Hobbs, Alan Page Arriaga and directors Michelle MacLaren and Daina Reid. MRC Television, Appian Way Productions and Love & Squalor Pictures produce.