Upcoming Apple TV+ Show 'Surface' to Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Apple has given a straight-to-series order to upcoming Apple TV+ series "Surface," which is set to star Gugu Mbatha-Raw, reports Deadline.

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The eight-part series was created by Veronica West, known for co-creating "High Fidelity." The show is described as a psychological thriller, but little else is known about it at this time.

"Surface" comes from Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine and Apple Studios. Gugu Mbatha-Raw has also starred in "The Morning Show" alongside Reese Witherspoon, playing the role of Hannah Shoenfeld.

"Surface" is set to go into production starting in 2021. Apple has worked with Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine on several projects, including "The Morning Show," "Truth Be Told," and the upcoming country music talent show "My Kind of Country."

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Jxdawg Avatar
19 months ago
She did great on TMS. Looking forward to seeing her on ATV again!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Phil77354 Avatar
19 months ago
She's great. First saw her in this feel-good movie with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Crowne
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ar40 Avatar
19 months ago
This looks amazing! Gugu has one of the best performances of TMS. I love thrillers too. So this is a solid combination and I'm extremely excited for this.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FightTheFuture Avatar
19 months ago

She's great. First saw her in this feel-good movie with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Crowne
I watched that recently. Had no idea that was her until you pointed that out. For perspective, check out Hanks' NYT op-ed ('https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/opinion/tom-hanks-on-his-two-years-at-chabot-college.html?_r=1') when this film came out in 2015 (paywall).
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GrumpyMom Avatar
19 months ago
I’m glad to see her get her own show on Apple TV. Her performance on TMS conveyed every nuance it needed to and helped me understand what happened to the real life women in her position in a way I didn’t before, despite being a woman fending off sexual harassment in the workplace and other situations myself. I thought that aspect TMS was well done overall and her performance was part of that quality.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Phil77354 Avatar
19 months ago

I watched that recently. Had no idea that was her until you pointed that out. For perspective, check out Hanks' NYT op-ed ('https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/opinion/tom-hanks-on-his-two-years-at-chabot-college.html?_r=1') when this film came out in 2015 (paywall).
Thanks, great op-ed by Hanks. I had no idea that the movie was inspired by his own community college experience!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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