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'Judging Amy' star Amy Brenneman joins cast of Apple TV+ thriller 'Shining Girls'

Amy Brenneman, known for her work in "Judging Amy" and "Tell Me Your Secrets," is set to join the cast of upcoming Apple TV+ thriller "Shining Girls."

"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 different eras in Chicago's history. To travel through the portal, however, he must murder women burning with potential.

Elisabeth Moss, who stars as Kirby, a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault, will also direct two of the episodes.

According to Deadline Brenneman will play Rachel, Kirby's larger-than-life single mother. Brenneman co-created, starred in, and produced "Judging Amy.' She also starred in Amazon's "Tell Me Your Secrets" and HBO's "The Leftovers."

In July, it was reported that Phillipa Soo, best known for her work in "Hamilton," would join the cast of "Shining Girls." The actor was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Musical category in 2021 for her turn in "Hamilton" and most recently played a role in Spectrum Original series "The Bite."

In February, Wagner Moura, best known for his turn as Pablo Escobar in Netflix series "Narcos," was revealed to play opposite Elizabeth Moss in the series. Moura will play Dan, a journalist breaking news of the copycat attacks.