|Created by||Silka Luisa|
|Based on||The Shining Girls|
by Lauren Beukes
|Written by||Silka Luisa|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original network||Apple TV+|
Shining Girls is an upcoming American thriller television series based on The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. The series is set to star Elisabeth Moss and Wagner Moura, and be released on Apple TV+.
In May 2013, ahead of the novel's release, Media Rights Capital and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions acquired the rights to develop Lauren Beukes's The Shining Girls for television.
In July 2020, Apple gave a series order for Shining Girls, with Elisabeth Moss announced to star. The adaptation was created and written by Silka Luisa, who will also executive produce and serve as showrunner. Moss and Lindsey McManus will executive produce under Moss's Love & Squalor Pictures. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will executive produce under Appian Way Productions. The novel's author, Lauren Beukes, and Alan Page Arriaga will also executive produce. In February 2021, Wagner Moura joined the cast, with Jamie Bell joining in May 2021, and Phillipa Soo joining in July 2021. In August 2021, Amy Brenneman joined the cast of the series in a recurring role.
In May 2021, it was reported that Elisabeth Moss, Michelle MacLaren, and Daina Reid would be directing the first season, with MacLaren set to direct the first two episodes, Moss set to direct another two episodes, and Reid set to direct the remaining four.
Principal photography began on May 24, 2021, and concluded on October 27, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.