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The Handmaid's Tale: Elisabeth Moss lands role away from Hulu drama ahead of season finale

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Apple TV+ have confirmed the leading cast of their new streaming series, Shining Girls, based on a best-selling novel of the same name. Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss will headline the upcoming project, fresh from reprising the role of June in Hulu’s long awaited fourth season of its acclaimed drama, The Handmaid’s Tale.

Elisabeth Moss and Jamie Bell have been confirmed as co-leads for a brand new miniseries for the streaming service Apple TV+.

Moss’s involvement was announced back in July 2020 when it was first confirmed that a series was in development based on Lauren Beukes’s metaphysical thriller, Shining Girls.

It has since been revealed that Jamie Bell will join the cast, which also includes Narco’s breakout star Wagner Moura.

The upcoming series will be developed and produced by showrunner Silka Luisa, best known as a consulting producer for 2018’s historical drama Strange Angel.

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The Handmaid’s Tale star will kick off the series as Chicago reporter Kirby Mazrachi who survives a violent assault.

As she teams with Moura’s investigative journalist to track down her assailant, Kirby starts to find her reality shifting in strange and unexpected ways.

Jamie Bell is also on board in the role of a mysterious loner who is described as having a surprising connection to Moss’s protagonist.

In addition to starring in the new project, Elisabeth Moss will also produce via her new studio Love & Squalor Pictures, alongside producing partner Lindsey McManus.

Meanwhile, Elisabeth Moss continues to impress as the rebellious Handmaid June in the ongoing fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale.

She has also signed on to several other major TV and film productions, including Taika Waititi’s upcoming football comedy Next Goal Wins and Wes Anderson’s COVID-delayed The French Dispatch.

Jamie Bell recently appeared alongside Taron Egerton in the Elton John musical-biopic Rocketman and joined Michael B. Jordan in Amazon Prime’s Tom Clancy thriller, Without Remorse.

He has also wrapped filming on the upcoming Western film Surrounded, alongside Stranger Things star Brett Gellman.



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