'Narcos' star Wagner Moura to star in Apple TV+ original 'Shining Girls'

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Wagner Moura, best known for his turn as Pablo Escobar in Netflix series "Narcos," will lead opposite Elisabeth Moss in Apple TV+ thriller "Shining Girls," according to a report on Friday.

Wagner Moura
Source: Variety

"Shining Girls" is a metaphysical, time travel thriller based on Lauren Beukes' 2013 best-selling novel. The story revolves around a Depression-era drifter who discovers a key to a house that unlocks to different eras in Chicago's history. In order to travel through the portal, however, he must murder women burning with potential.

Moss ("Mad Men," "The West Wing") is set to star as a reporter who survived an assault by the antagonist in the 1980s, and is now hunting him down. Moura will play Dan, a journalist breaking news of the copycat attacks, reports Deadline.

Showrunner Silka Luisa is adapting Beukes' novel for television and will serve as an executive producer. Moss will also executive produce through studio Love & Squalor Pictures alongside Lindsey McManus.

Apple TV+ scored "Shining Girls" as part of a first-look deal with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions. DiCaprio will executive produce with the Jennifer Davidson.

The show joins a growing Apple TV+ catalog that spans genres, from comedies like "Ted Lasso" to mystery/horror tale "Servant" and a variety of documentaries.


  • Reply 1 of 3
    Narcos was very enjoyable...he seems to have lost weight. :)
  • Reply 2 of 3
    To a Brazilian audience Wagner is recognizable for more than a decade of excellent artistic work — he'll forever be recognized as Capt. Nascimento from Elite Squad. One that stands more on talent than ephemeral physical beauty.
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    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 5,203member
    Narcos was very enjoyable...he seems to have lost weight. :)
    He put on 40 lbs for that role, which he absolutely crushed. Lost it all on a vegan diet. He's an outstanding actor.
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