Wagner Moura is ready for his shining moment…
Apple TV+ has released the first trailer for Shining Girls, a thriller starring the 45-year-old Brazilian actor, director, filmmaker, musician and journalist and Elisabeth Moss, who executive produced the project, ahead of its April 29 premiere.
Based on Lauren Beukes’ best-selling novel, Shining Girls follows Kirby Mazrachi (Moss), a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker. When Kirby learns that a recent murder mirrors her own case, she partners with seasoned, yet troubled reporter Dan Velazquez (Moura), to uncover her attacker’s identity. As they realize these cold cases are linked, their own personal traumas and Kirby’s blurred reality allow her assailant to remain one step ahead.
The eight-episode drama also stars Phillipa Soo, Amy Brenneman and Jamie Bell rounding out the ensemble cast.
Earlier this year, Moss shared insight into Kirby’s relationship with Dan.
“What Wag’s character Dan represents to Kirby and to the show is—without getting into too much and going too far in spoiling anything— he’s the first person that’s as interested in this as she is,” Moss, who also directed and executive produced on Shining Girls, shared. “He’s the first person that sees that there are these cold case murders, that sees that there’s something going on, and is just as interested in pursuing it as she is. And he’s the first person that doesn’t think that she’s crazy. He’s not quite so sure what exactly is going on yet but he is listening to her. I think that as a victim of trauma, to be listened to is so important and is so huge. And so that is what Dan brings into Kirby’s world that I think is really important.”