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'Surface' on Apple TV+: Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz around psychological thriller

'Surface' is a story of self- discovery which contemplates if we are pre-programmed to become who we are, or if we choose our own identity
A still from 'Surface' (Apple TV+)
A still from 'Surface' (Apple TV+)

Apple TV+ is set to launch 'Surface', the new eight-episode psychological thriller from Veronica West ('High Fidelity'), which will premiere globally with the first three episodes followed by one new episode weekly every Friday.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw of 'The Morning Show' fame plays the main role Sophie, a woman who suffered a serious head injury that left her with significant memory loss. 'Surface' is a story of self-discovery which contemplates if we are pre-programmed to become who we are, or if we choose our own identity. Scroll down to learn more about the show.


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When does ‘Surface’ release?

'Surface' is scheduled to be released on July 29, 2022, on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes available immediately and the rest debuting on a weekly basis.

What is ‘Surface’ all about?

The official synopsis states,"Set in high-end San Francisco, 'Surface', stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw ('The Morning Show'), who also executive produces, as Sophie, a woman who has suffered a traumatic head injury that has left her with extreme memory loss, believed to be a result of a suicide attempt. As Sophie embarks on a quest to put the pieces of her life back together with the help of her husband and friends, she begins to question whether or not the truth she is told is in fact the truth she has lived. Through twists and turns and an unexpected love triangle, this sexy, elevated thriller asks: What if you woke up one day and didn’t know your own secrets?

Who stars in ‘Surface’?

Gugu Mbatha-Raw 

Born in Oxford, Gugu Mbatha-Raw began acting in British television and stage productions, appearing in the science-fiction series 'Doctor Who' (2007) and period drama Belle (2013), for which she won the BIFA Award for Best Actress. She gained critical acclaim for her starring role in "San Junipero" (2016), an episode in season three of the anthology series 'Black Mirror'. She has also appeared in films such as 'Miss Sloane' (2016), 'Beauty and the Beast' (2017), 'Motherless Brooklyn' (2019), 'Misbehaviour' (2020), 'Summerland' (also 2020), the Apple TV+ drama series 'The Morning Show' (2019), and the Disney+ series 'Loki' (2021).

In 2017, she was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama. In February 2021, Mbatha-Raw was appointed a global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).


The other cast members include Oliver Jackson-Cohen ('The Haunting of Hill House'), Stephan James ('Homecoming'), Ari Graynor ('I’m Dying Up Here'), Marianne Jean-Baptiste ('Blindspot'), François Arnaud ('Midnight, Texas') and Millie Brady ('The Last Kingdom').

What's the latest news about ‘Surface’?

The new series joins a string of high-profile projects between Apple TV+ and Hello Sunshine, including the limited series 'The Last Thing He Told Me', executive produced by and starring Jennifer Garner, 'My Kind of Country' a groundbreaking global search for unconventional and extraordinary country music talent and the first competition series for the platform,and the Emmy, SAG and Critics Choice Award-winning series 'The Morning Show'.

Who are the creators?

'Surface' is produced for Apple TV+ by Apple Studios and Hello Sunshine. Veronica West, who created and wrote the original series, also serves as executive producer. Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter executive produce on behalf of Hello Sunshine. Emmy Award nominee Sam Miller ('I May Destroy You'), directed four episodes of the series, including the pilot, and serves as executive producer. Kevin Sullivan, Jennifer Morrison and Tucker Gates also directed episodes.


The official trailer has not been released yet. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.