Who can you trust when you can’t even trust yourself? Gugu Mbatha-Raw is about to find out in Surface from Apple TV+.

Mbatha-Raw leads the new psychological thriller series about a woman suffering from extreme memory loss after a traumatic head injury. But when she tries to piece her life back together, she realizes her own story doesn’t add up.

Here’s the official synopsis of Surface from Apple TV+:

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. 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. 

In addition to Mbatha-Raw, the series stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen (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).

Surface comes from creator Veronica West (High Fidelity), who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Other EPs include Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter on behalf of Hello Sunshine, and star Mbatha-Raw. Emmy nominee Sam Miller (I May Destroy You) also executive produces, as well as directs four of the show’s eight episodes.

Surface will premiere on Apple TV+ Friday, July 29 with three episodes. Following the premiere, new episodes will air weekly on Fridays.

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