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'Shining Girls' Trailer Lands


'The Shining Girls' is a novel by acclaimed South African sci-fi author, Lauren Beukes, which has been adapted into a TV series starring Elisabeth Moss and Jamie Bell. Having been in the pipeline for several years under Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, the Shining Girls series is seeing the cold light of day.

The haunting trailer has finally landed for the Apple TV series, which is scheduled for 29 April. Shining Girls follows Kirby Mazrachi (Moss) who realises a spate of murders mirrors her attack. Trying to track down the would-be killer with the help of a reporter, they find the series of crimes are linked across time.

The title recalls Stephen King's 'The Shining', who happens to be a fan of Beukes, but isn't an inspiration. Elisabeth Moss has emblazoned a name for herself across TV and film, winning over critics and audiences with her role in The Handmaid's Tale. While she directs episodes in this series along with The Handmaid's Tales' Daina Reid, her role as Kirby has echoes of The Invisible Man. Embracing a similar dark, shadowy world... it makes complete sense, toying with the notion of a possible assailant who's there but not there in this time-bending concept.

Jamie Bell is a curious choice as the villain because he's not the first person you'd expect to play the role. While Tom Holland's turn as the stage Billy Elliott may be slowly catching fire with newer audiences and his popularity, it's still Bell's best known performance. He's a real contender and while he's not trying to distance himself from the role, he's changing hearts and minds by way of solid performances, admiration and respect.

Taking atypical leading roles in films like Skin, Bell isn't afraid to take on a challenge. This is what makes his role in Shining Girls so promising, giving the reins to an actor who isn't afraid to go places. Whatever happens, the potent concept, stellar cast and under DiCaprio's oversight should hopefully add up to one helluva thrill ride of twists and turns across the ages.