Surface
GenrePsychological thriller
Created byVeronica West
Directed bySam Miller
Starring
Theme music composerÓlafur Arnalds
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes5
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Ashley Strumwasser
  • Jon Wu
Production companies
Release
Original networkApple TV+
Original releaseJuly 29, 2022 (2022-07-29) –
present (present)

Surface is an American psychological thriller miniseries created by Veronica West for Apple TV+. It premiered on July 29, 2022.

Premise

After surviving a suicide attempt, Sophie has lost her recent memories, including the reason why she decided to jump, and she tries to piece together the reasons for her attempted suicide.[1]

Cast

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [2]
1"Ictus"Sam MillerVeronica WestJuly 29, 2022 (2022-07-29)
2"Muscle Memory"Sam MillerErica L. AndersonJuly 29, 2022 (2022-07-29)
3"New Person, Same Old Mistakes"Kevin Rodney SullivanTony SaltzmanJuly 29, 2022 (2022-07-29)
4"Psychogenic"Kevin Rodney SullivanGlenise Mullins & Leigh Ann BietyAugust 5, 2022 (2022-08-05)
5"It Comes in Waves"Sam MillerDan Lee WestAugust 12, 2022 (2022-08-12)
6"The Myth of California"TBATBAAugust 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)

Production

The project was given a straight to series order in November 2020, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw set to star as well as co-executive produce.[3]

In June 2021, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Stephan James, Ari Graynor, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, François Arnaud and Millie Brady were added to the cast.[4]

Filming for the series had commenced by July 1, 2021, in Vancouver.[5]

The series premiered on July 29, 2022, with the first three episodes available immediately and the rest debuting on a weekly basis.[6]

Reception

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 53% approval rating with an average rating of 6.3/10, based on 17 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Gugu Mbatha-Raw's captivating performance gives Surface some depth, but this overheated potboiler only gets murkier the more it tries to spice up a derivative amnesia mystery."[7] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 47 out of 100 based on 14 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[8]

References

  1. ^ Desta, Yohana (July 28, 2022). "Gugu Mbatha-Raw Is Flipping All the Tropes in Surface". Vanity Fair. Retrieved July 31, 2022.
  2. ^ "Shows A-Z : surface on apple tv plus". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  3. ^ White, Peter (November 30, 2020). "Gugu Mbatha-Raw To Star In Apple TV+ Series 'Surface' From Veronica West, Hello Sunshine & Apple Studios". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (June 16, 2021). "'Surface': Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Stephan James, Ari Graynor, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, François Arnaud & Millie Brady Join Apple Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  5. ^ Loki's Gugu Mbatha-Raw seen filming new series Surface in Vancouver
  6. ^ Nemetz, Dave (June 2, 2022). "Surface: Gugu Mbatha-Raw's Apple Thriller Gets Release Date, First Photo". TVLine. Retrieved June 2, 2022.
  7. ^ "Surface: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved July 31, 2022.
  8. ^ "Surface: Season 1". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved July 29, 2022.