Apple tv+ newly released thriller drama, Shining Girls has drawn the attention of a plethora of viewers. An adaption of Lauren Beukes’s best-selling novel of the same name, the thriller has received mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike. And since its final episode’s airing on June 3, 2022, fans have been waiting with bated breath for more of its episodes. Disappointingly, the network has not yet greenlit it as of now, which leaves us wondering whether will it return for another installment or not. If you are also looking ahead to season 2 of Shining Girls like us, here’s everything you must know about its possibility, anticipated airing date, and more.
Shining girls Season two’s Renewal Update
Apple tv + has not given a formal word on the follow-up of shining girls. In that case, we should wait a while until it gets an official renewal. However, given that the show has nearly covered the literary piece Lauren, there is no more for season two. But Elizabeth, the series lead and executive producer say that the story does not end with season one. She added that discussions are happening around season two, but such things take time to materialize as many things go into consideration. Moreover, the Handmaid’s Tale actor says that although her character has got what she wanted, now she is stuck with the question, now what to do?’. This can certainly give continuity to the series.
Shining Girls Season two’s Release date
The premiere date of season two is not known yet as things are still at the initial stage for the series. Nonetheless, fans should not expect the show to return until 2023 if only it is confirmed. Season one went into production in May 2021, but was not ready for our screens until April 29, 2022. Thus, given this production schedule, it is possible that filming for season two will commence later in 2022 provided there are no delays caused by covid. However, this is just a pure conjecture, things will become clear once more solid details about the series pour in.
Shining Girls Season two’s plotline
Season one’s ending saw the protagonist, Kirby triumph by stabbing the time-travel killer at his house. While she loses Dan, her investigating partner in hunting down the killer, who has been murdering women for decades, Kirby has finally taken charge of her life by the finale episode. With that, the story has infinite potential to go in multiple directions. But this time, there is no Lauren’s book to serve as the basis for a future storyline as more or less season one has taken us to a place where the book already stands, so there is no possibility for any further plotline. However, that does not mean that we cannot have season two. If the creative team and network show interest in it, fans can get more of the series.
Yet it is very hard to fully predict the next series of events that will shape the story arc of season two for lack of any specifics. Therefore, we are left to speculate what might be the second part of Shining Girls in that case.
Shining Girls Season two’s cast
Elizabeth Moss plays Kirby, a traumatized woman who is in pursuit of her attacker. She is joined by Wagner Moura and Dan Velazquez as the pair investigate decades-old cold murder cases to find Kirby’s assailant. Aside from them, the series also features several cast members such as Phillipa Soo as Dr. Jin-Shook, Chris chalk as Kirby’s colleague, Marcus, and Jamie Bell as Harper, Kirby’s attacker among others.
Silka Luisa has created as well as executive produced the series alongside Elisabeth Moss, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lauren Beukes, and Michelle MacLaren. Additionally, the series has multiple directors directing its 8 episode season.
Shining Girls ratings: Is the show worth watching?
The series Shining Girls received an IMDb rating of 7.5 out of 10. On rotten tomatoes, it received an 83% tomatometer rating. Plus, it has secured positive response from both critics and audiences. Hence, it’s definitely worth watching!
How many episodes will there be in season 2 of Shining Girls?
The previous season of Shining Girls had a total of 8 episodes. Thus, if the makers decide to follow a similar pattern, season 2 of the series will also comprise 8 episodes. However, there hasn’t been an official update yet.
Will there be a season 3 of Shining Girls?
As of yet, season 2 of the series is yet to be released. Hence, there are no updates about Shining Girls season 3. However, if the makers release any updates, we will let you guys know. Stay connected with us until then!
Where to watch Season one of Shining Girls?
If you have not binged it already, catch up on all the episodes of Shining Girls on Apple TV+ on a subscription basis.
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