Elisabeth Moss Hunts a Serial Killer in 'Shining Girls' Trailer

Apple TV+'s adaptation of Lauren Beukes' novel of the same title premieres April 29.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Elisabeth Moss in 'Shining Girls'

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Memories are fragile, but so is time. And a new trailer for Apple TV+'s Shining Girls shows exactly how that is true for Kirby Mazrachi (Elisabeth Moss) in the forthcoming series.

Kirby is a Chicago newspaper archivist who was brutally attacked six years before the events of the series take place. When a young woman turns up dead with the same markings, she is encouraged to investigate. However, after what happened to Kirby, her world is often unrecognizable. The trailer, which you can watch below, shows her as a proud cat mom in one minute and a woman who has a dog that she doesn't seem to know in the next. Nobody else seems to notice the differences she does.

But it's not just her traumatized mind playing tricks on her. The eight-episode series is described as a metaphysical thriller, adapted from Lauren Beukes' 2013 novel of the same title.

"I don't know how, but he's been watching me since I was a kid. He's everybody, he's nobody, he's all the time," Kirby says in the trailer.

Kirby will embark upon an investigation alongside a troubled reported named Dan Velazques (Wagner Moura) to get to the bottom of her attacker's identity and just how many crimes he may be responsible for.

In addition to Moss and Moura, the series also stars Phillipa Soo, Amy Brenneman, and Jamie Bell.

Moss pulls triple duty on the series, serving as star, executive producer, and director (through Love and Squalor Pictures). Silka Luisa adapted the story for television and serves as showrunner. Other executive producers are Lindsey McManus; Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson; and Michael Hampton for Appian Way; Michelle MacLaren, who also directs, and Rebecca Hobbs for MacLaren Entertainment; Beukes, Alan Page Arriaga; and Daina Reid, who also directs. The series comes from MRC Television.

Shining Girls premieres with its first three episodes (of eight) on April 29. The additional episodes will stream one at a time, weekly, up to and including the finale on June 3.