Actor Jamie Bell (Rocketman) has joined Elisabeth Moss (The Invisible Man) and Wagner Moura (Wasp Network) in The Shining Girls, a series described as a metaphysical thriller based on the novel by South African author Lauren Beukes.
While an official synopsis for the synopsis for the series has not been released, the book’s blurb reads:
In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. Curtis stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back. Working with a former homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby races against time and reason to unravel an impossible mystery.
Moss has signed onto to portray Kirby in the series. According to Deadline, Bell will be playing a mysterious loner with a surprising connection to Kirby.
The show is being adapted for television by Silka Luisa (Strange Angel) who will also serve as an executive producer and showrunner for the series.
There is no official premiere date for The Shining Girls at this time, but with casting news in place, that should follow close behind. Stay tuned to iHorror for more information about this title as it becomes available.