Apple Studios has announced that the Gugu Mbatha-Raw-led psychological thriller Surface has been renewed for a second season which will now be set in London, the hometown of Mbatha-Raw’s character Sophie. The renewal comes after three months since the series had concluded its 8-episode first season.
“I am thrilled to continue this journey and dive deeper into the tension and mystery of Surface with this brilliant team,” executive producer Mbatha-Raw said in a statement. “I love playing Sophie and I can’t wait for fans and new audiences to join us as she enters the dangerous new world of her past in Season 2. As an actor and executive producer, it’s incredibly meaningful to be bringing this story home to London.”
Surface is created and written by Veronica West, who also serves as the showrunner and executive producer. Joining Mbatha-Raw are Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House), Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk), Ari Graynor (I’m Dying Up Here), Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies), François Arnaud (I Killed My Mother), and Millie Brady (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).
“Set in high-end San Francisco, Surface stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw 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,” reads the synopsis. “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? 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.”
Executive producers are Mbatha-Raw, Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, and Sam Miller. The series is directed by Miller, Kevin Sullivan, Jennifer Morrison, and Tucker Gates. It is a production by Apple Studios and Hello Sunshine.