Apple orders Shining Girls thriller starring Elisabeth Moss

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Elisabeth Moss has been called the "Queen of Peak TV," and now she’s headed for Apple TV+.
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Apple gave a series order to Shining Girls, a metaphysical thriller that’ll star Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss, perhaps best known for The Handmaid’s Tale.

The show will play on the Apple TV+ where it’ll join multiple other thrillers announced in recent weeks.

Shining Girls centers on an unusual serial killer

According to Apple, Moss will star as a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker.

Shining Girls is based on a best-seller by Lauren Beukes. It includes a time-traveling serial killer who starts in 1930s Chicago but meets a potential victim in the 1990s who starts hunting him back. Even through time.

Moss got her start on West Wing then moved on to Mad Men. Later she won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for starring in The Handmaid’s Tale.

Apple TV+ producing thrillers aplenty

Apple is aggressively growing its library of shows and movies. And many of the additions have the word “thriller” in the description. Before the end of 2020, there’ll be debuts for the neo-noir thriller Losing Alice and the espionage thriller Tehran.

Looking ahead, this streaming service recently gave a straight-to-series order to Echo 3, a new action-thriller from Mark Boal, who picked up multiple Oscars for writing The Hurt Locker. Or there’s Suspicion, a thriller starring Uma Thurman. And the streaming service acquired the movie rights to an adaptation of graphic novel Snow Blind, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Again, it’s a thriller.

Shining Girls, and these others, will join the over 30 shows or movies available or coming soon to Apple TV+.

Source: Apple