Has Shining Girls been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

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!

24 thoughts on “Has Shining Girls been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. I enjoyed this movie a lot. Definitely want more of this, you could definitely take it farther! 💕

  2. I would actually be completely satisfied if they ended it with one season. The whole story was told, it was great, and I see no reason to try to add on or expand it. Can’t we just be thrilled with awesome acting, great writing, an awesome story, all done in one season? Why do we feel the need to constantly expand things out into more seasons? The story was told and it was finished and I loved it.

  3. I hate most thrillers, especially this scary, and I only attempted it because I could tell it wasn’t going to be yet another police procedural (despite the crime focus). AND because it stars Elizabeth Moss. Then I realized that all of the acting was excellent, the directing superb, the writing absolutely top notch. The characters are nuanced. I’ve been waiting months for a TV drama series that was this compelling and not over with too soon. Please develop it beyond the book, renew it, and keep intriguing us with originality.

  4. OMG!! I love Shining Girls!! I really hope they bring it back! Maybe they could get into how/why the house not only allows the time travel to happen but also, and more importantly, why does everything change for Kirby… why are things one way them instantly her life just changes…
    (Unless I need to rewatch it cuz I clearly missed that explanation 🤣). Anyway, I say, BRING ON SEASON TWO!!

  5. I’d love to see a lot more of shining girls it kept me intrigued the acting was fantastic and it has a lot of different directions it could go so please give at least one more season

  6. I would love to see a second season! It would be great to see Kirby stop other serial killers. So much potential!!

  7. I didn’t think I would like it but it caught my attention real quickly. I would love to see another season and where they could take the show from here. So many things left ,that keeps your mind wondering, What if…… Please renew.

  8. Lizzie loves the ability to develop a character over multiple seasons. Given her superb acting and direction (most recently episode 7), I would believe she already has plans, but no announcement until after the conclusion of episode 8. My guess (and hope) is that there is more to come. There is so much that can me done outside of the book.

  9. This is one of the best I’ve seen in a long time would love to see more season’s for sure !! Elizabeth moss is fantastic love her

  10. Finally,, something to watch. The writing, the directing and the acting is so good. The entire cast is great. Love Chris Chalk and Phillippa Soo. And so nice to be reminded just what a great actress Elizabeth Moss truly is.

  11. I really love this show. Please bring more seasons.one of the best I have watched.

  12. My daughter and I are obsessed with this series after watching 6 episodes – it is a truly a mind boggling and so engaging trying to figure out what is going on and where this will end up. It is VERY BINGE WORTHY! All the actors in this series are remarkable! Totally worth the watch!

  13. Apple needs to look at TV from the UK. Complete a show based on a book in ONE season. If you want to write more, if possible, ok. But complete a story. If you use OUTER RANGE as an example, a very very bad one, complete the story. That cliff hanger almost made me cancel AMAZON. Total Trash.

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