Deadline reports the Amy Brenneman will join Elisabeth Moss on Apple TV+’s upcoming thriller series ‘Shining Girls’. Previously, Jamie Bell was signed to play the role of a mysterious loner.
Brenneman is known for her work in the hit drama series “Judging Amy” for which she received several nominations: three Emmy, Globen Globe, People’s Choice, and SAG Award nominations. For her role in the NYPD Blue action series, she won two Emmy nominations. Recently, Brenneman starred in Amazon’s Tell Me Your Secrets on Amazon and The Leftovers on HBO.
Amy Brenneman to play the mother of the antagonist in the upcoming ‘Shining Girl’ show on Apple TV+
An adaptation of Lauren Beukes’ 2013 best-selling novel, ‘Shining Girls’ is executive produced by Silka Luisa, Lauren Beukes, Elisabeth Moss through Love & Squalor Pictures, Leonardo Dicaprio through Appian Way, Alan Page Arriaga, and others.
Award winner Elisabeth Moss playing the lead character, Kirby a Chicago reporter. The metaphysical thriller series will showcase the journey of a depression-era drifter who murders “shining girls” to continue his travel and the determination of Kirby to find the attacker after surviving his brutal assault. As per the report, Brenneman will play Rachel, Kirby’s larger-than-life single mother.
Apple TV+ is regularly adding new titles to expand its originals catalog.
The new Apple Original series will join a slate of critically acclaimed and award-winning drama series on Apple TV+ including “Defending Jacob,” the NAACP Image Award-winning “Truth Be Told,” and the Golden Globe-nominated and SAG and Critics Choice Award-winning series “The Morning Show”; as well as the anticipated upcoming series “Mosquito Coast,” starring Justin Theroux; “Lisey’s Story,” written and executive produced by Stephen King and starring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore; and the historical drama series “Hedy Lamarr,” starring and executive produced by Gal Gadot. – Apple