The series adaptation of the best selling novel The Shining Girls by South African author Lauren Beukes is set to premiere globally on April 29. Fans have waited 9 years to see Beukes’ novel about a time-traveling serial killer come to the big screen.
The show stars Emmy Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss as Kirby Mazrachi, a Chicago reporter who, in the aftermath of a brutal assault, finds her “reality shifting” as she plots her revenge against her attacker. When she learns of a new murder case similar to her attack and realizes her potential attack might be a serial murderer who can travel through time, she enlists the help of reporter Dan Velazquez to haunt down her attacker.
The series, which will have an 8-episode run, also stars Phillipa Soo, Amy Brennemann, and Jamie Bell, according to Deadline.
We are super pleased with this news. Lauren Beukes’ novel was promptly acquired for screen adaptation by Media Rights Capital and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions upon its publication by Mullholland Books in 2013. [See here if you missed it.]Since then, updates stalled even as fans eagerly waited for a development. In 2020, it was announced that pre-production was underway, with Elisabeth Moss unveiled as lead. [See here if you missed it.] Now, finally, nearly a decade since it was first published, the novel’s acquisition is coming to fruition.
The production is anchored by Apple TV. The line up of executive producers include Beukes, Moss, DiCaprio, Lindsey McManus, Jennifer Davisson, and Alan Page Arriaga.
Fingers crossed for the episode release!
Watch the stunning trailer here.