Elisabeth Moss Is on the Hunt for a Time-Traveling Serial Killer in Trailer for 'Shining Girls'

The Apple TV+ series also stars Jamie Bell, Phillipa Soo, Wagner Moura and Amy Brenneman

Elisabeth Moss is on a mission.

Apple TV+ dropped the first trailer for Shining Girls on Friday, a new "metaphysical thriller" involving time travel and a vicious serial killer.

The series, based on Lauren Beukes' bestselling 2013 novel, stars and is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Moss, who also directs the pilot.

The Handmaid's Tale actress will play Kirby, a Chicago newspaper archivist who endures a horrific assault, only to find herself in a "constantly shifting reality" and "ever-changing present," according to Apple TV+'s description of the series on the trailer's YouTube page.

"When Kirby learns that a recent murder mirrors her own case, she partners with seasoned, yet troubled reporter Dan Velazquez (played by Wagner Moura), to uncover her attacker's identity. As they realize these cold cases are inextricably linked, their own personal traumas and Kirby's blurred reality allow her assailant to remain one step ahead," a release for the series reads.

The trailer sees Moss as the protagonist moving through scenes in differing guises and getups, as she increasingly grows disoriented.

"Things are not how I left them," she is heard saying in voiceover. "They're not how they're supposed to be."

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Soon, the menacing killer is seen, played by Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell. "Because after what he did... everything changed," Moss says in the clip.

The series also stars Phillipa Soo, Wagner Moura and Amy Brenneman.

Descriptions of Beukes' novel describe the villain as a time-traveling drifter from the past who is impossible to trace. "He's everybody. He's nobody. He's all the time," Moss' character says in the trailer.

This is Moss' second time directing television in which she appears, after helming three episodes in the most recent fourth season of her Emmy-winning Hulu original series The Handmaid's Tale.

"This is my first time [directing]," the actress told Jimmy Kimmel last June, around the season finale of Handmaid's Tale. "I was originally only supposed to [direct] the one [episode], and then I liked it so much that I thought, 'Well, there's an open position later in the season — we don't have a director.' And I kind of put myself forward for the job. I really, really loved it."

Leonardo DiCaprio is also attached to Shining Girls as an executive producer.

The thriller series will premiere Friday, April 29, on Apple TV+.

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