Renewed Or Cancelled?
Shining Girls is the latest crime drama on AppleTV. Elisabeth Moss plays a traumatized victim and sole survivor from a brutal serial killer.
What starts as a simple investigation into the past soon takes on a sinister turn. This 8 episode drama has been a real rollercoaster ride over the weeks and you may be wondering if this one’s been renewed or cancelled.
What is Shining Girls Season 1 about?
Shining Girls centers on a traumatized woman named Kirby Mazrachi. Years after a brutal attack on her life, she’s left with a constantly shifting reality. She’s struggling to discern what’s real and what’s make believe.
When news of her killer spring up again, Kirby teams with veteran reporter Dan Velazquez to track down this killer and bring him to justice. Only, that’s easier said than done. Especially when this killer knows all about Kirby. And now he knows about Dan too.
We have extensive coverage on Shining Girls across the site, including ongoing recaps for all 8 episodes, which you can find HERE.
Has Shining Girls been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, AppleTV+ has not renewed Shining Girls for season 2. Given Apple’s track record for renewing a lot of its shows, it’ll be interesting to see if they do renew this one.
Both critic and audience reviews have been mixed so far. This, coupled with the show’s lethargic pacing at times, makes this a bit of a mixed bag.
As this story is based on a book that does have a conclusive ending, it’s fair to assume this may be a one and done deal. However, given the end scene of the final episode (no spoilers here!) there is cause to think Apple could greenlight a sequel that extends beyond the book.
Given how many Apple shows have been renewed, we predict that Shining Girls will be renewed for season 2.
In a recent interview with TheWrap, Elisabeth Moss spoke about a potential sequel for this one. Within that she said:
“Personally speaking, just honestly, I feel like there’s more story to tell. I think that sometimes with the first season, you’ve just given everybody a lay of the land. And then in the second season, you get to actually get down to business and have some fun. So I would be interested in ‘where do we go now’ and not having to explain the world, but getting to go deeper into it.”
You can actually read the full article HERE!
What can I watch that’s like Shining Girls?
To tide you over, we’ve collected up 10 similar shows to AppleTV’s crime drama. You can actually read this article HERE. Have any of your favourite shows made our list?
What we know about season 2 so far:
Not much is known about season 2 at the time of writing. Given Apple’s great track record with renewals, we’ll have to wait and see if they decide to renew this for another season.
It’s likely that Shining Girls will slot nicely into the same category as shows like Lisey’s Story, although unlike King’s novel adaptation, Shining Girls does have room to expand into sequel territory.
We’ll be sure to update this section with more information as it becomes available.
Would you like to see Shining Girls return for a second season and beyond? What did you think of season 1? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!