The Apple series based on the bestselling novel by South African author Lauren Beukes debuts on Friday, April 29. Shining Girls has for protagonist Kirby Mazrachi (Elisabeth Moss, Emmy Award winner for The Handmaid’s Tale), a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were cut short following a traumatic assault.
When Kirby discovers that a recent murder mirrors the dynamics of his case, he collaborates with the experienced but troubled reporter. Dan Velazquez (Wagner Moura, Pablo Escobar in Narcos) to find out the identity of his attacker. The more he realizes that these cold cases are inextricably linked, the more Kirby’s personal trauma and clouded reality allow his attacker to always stay one step ahead of the investigation.
“This series is a powerful metaphor that clearly shows the trauma, ”Elisabeth Moss tells Tvserial.it. “Kirby’s reality changes just like it does to someone who is a victim of trauma, and this analogy in his everyday life makes it much more assimilable for the viewer.”
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“My character, Kirby, finds the courage to use her voice when someone believes her,” says Moss, who adds: “In this case it’s about Dan, who will urge her to seek the truth about her case“. Globally, says the actress who is also a producer and director of the series, we are going through a moment in which many ‘bright’ people see their existence threatened by those who fear their light. “It is not an issue that concerns only women,“Reflects Elisabeth Moss” but it has to do with the lives of all of us: we no longer want to be repressed for the way we are, and this is exactly what the show is about. “
The search for freedom and the desire to free himself from the victim’s imagination are the trajectories that push Kirby along his path in this thriller capable of entertaining and at the same time capturing the viewer’s attention with a deeper reflection.
At the opening of the post, the complete story of Elisabeth Moss about the experience of Shining Girls, from April 29 with the first three episodes, and the rest to follow every Friday in streaming on Apple TV +.