New Apple TV Series + Thriller ‘Surface’ Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Apple has partnered with Reese Witherspoon’s producer Hello Sunshine to develop “Surface,” a psychological suspense series starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Created and written by Veronica West, known for co-creating Hulu’s adaptation of “High Fidelity,” the series is scheduled to include eight episodes and will begin production next year, it reports.

Details are currently unknown, although the show is billed as a psychological thriller.

Mbatha-Raw will rejoin Apple TV + after a stint with Witherspoon on “The Morning Show.” An active actress, Mbatha-Raw is known for her role in the Emmy-winning episode “San Junipero” of “Black Mirror,” and has played lead roles in series created for streaming services such as Disney + and Netflix. His film credits include “The Cloverfield Paradox,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “A Wrinkle in Time,” among others.

West, Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter will executive produce “Surface” for Hello Sunshine, while Mbatha-Raw is announced as co-executive producer. Hello Sunshine is an avid Apple TV + Contributor, working on “The Morning Show,” “Truth Be Told” and the upcoming series “My Kind of Country”.

Apple Studios is rapidly expanding as a production company to undertake ambitious projects with big names. The studio arm is currently working on “High Desert,” starring Patricia Arquette, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the World War II miniseries “Masters of the Air,” and a Robert Downey Jr. detective series.