Author Lauren Beaukes’ “The Shining Girls” is the latest novel to receive an Apple TV+ series adaptation. Apple announced it has ordered a metaphysical thriller based on the novel on Thursday with Elisabeth Moss in a starring role and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way as executive producer.
The original novel follows a drifter in Depression-era Chicago who acquires an ability to travel through time, but he must murder so-called “shining” girls — bright young women with potential — in order to do so. Eventually, one young would-be victim survives and becomes a reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper on a quest to bring the murderer to justice. Moss will portray the reporter who survives the brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker.
The eight-episode Apple TV+ limited series, titled “Shining Girls,” does not have a release date. Additional casting details are still under wraps.