Directors named for Apple TV+’s upcoming ‘Shining Girls’ series

Elisabeth Moss (an American actor, producer, and director),  (a Canadian television director and producer), and Daina Reid (an Australian director and actor) are set to take turns directing Apple’s upcoming thriller series Shining Girls, reports Deadline.

MacLaren will direct the first two episodes of the series’ first season, with Moss directing another pair and Reid helming four episodes. MacLaren, through MacLaren entertainment with Rebecca Hobbs, and Reid also serve as executive producers.

“Shining Girls” is a “metaphysical thriller” based on the 2013 best-selling novel by Lauren Beukes and starring Emmy Award winner Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Mad Men,” “The Invisible Man”). 

Hailing from MRC Television, the series will be adapted for television and executive produced by Silka Luisa, who will also serve as showrunner. Moss will star as a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker. 

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