[Interviews] Shining Girls’ Creator Silka Luisa and Director Michelle MacLaren Talk About Shifting Realities and Subtle 90s References

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On Apple TV+’s Shining Girls, based on the book by Lauren Beukes, Kirby (Elisabeth Moss) is still recovering while trying to live a “normal” life after a brutal attack. Now that a murder might be connected to her assault, Kirby has to come to terms with her past, even though her current reality is constantly shifting.

I talked to the show’s creator and director Silka Luisa (Blade Runner 2099) about creating a world with an unreliable narrator, making the 90s references subtle, and why she wanted to shoot in Chicago.

I talked to director Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, The X-Files) about why she wanted to be a part of the project and creating the show’s shifting reality.

Shining Girls is streaming Fridays on Apple TV+.

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