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First full Shining Girls Apple TV+ trailer messes with time and reality

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Elisabeth Moss stars in the series and serves as executive producer.
Elisabeth Moss stars in the series and serves as executive producer.
Photo: Apple TV+

When Apple TV+ put out its first, brief trailer in February for its upcoming metaphysical-horror-thiller Shining Girls, it looked disturbing and disorienting. Now the streaming service has put out the first full trailer for the show, which stars Elisabeth Moss and premieres April 29.

If anything, Shining Girls looks even more unsettling — but almost to the point of absurdity.

First full Shining Girls trailer from Apple TV+

Trailers like to keep a new movie or show at least somewhat shrouded in mystery, so as not to give too much away. The new spot for Shining Girls, at about 2 minutes and 25 seconds, is no different. But it’s so mysterious it seems to say there’s a killer on the loose who can be anyone, anywhere and at any time, or, somehow, even all the time.

Based on Lauren Beukes’s novel The Shining Girls, the eight-episode series follows Moss, whose character, Kirby Mazrachi, is a Chicago newspaper archivist who survives a brutal assault that turns out to be the first of many against different women.

But instead of being a typical serial-killer drama, the series seriously messes with time and reality. Moss’ character, along with a seasoned reporter and (presumably) police, hunts a man who attacks specific young women across time. (Sounds like they might want to bring in specialists from Dr. Who on this one, and maybe the teams from Ghost Busters and Men in Black just to be on the safe side.)

Watch the trailer below.

Shining Girls premieres April 29 on Apple TV+

In addition to Moss, the show stars Wagner Moura, Phillipa Soo, Amy Brenneman and, as the apparently shape-shifting and time-traveling killer, Jamie Bell.

Moss executive produces the show, which is written by Silka Luisa, who also directs some of the episodes.

Shining Girls’ first three episodes will stream on April 29. Subsequent episodes follow weekly on Fridays.

To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have received more than 200 award wins and 900 nominations. Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial period.