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First Surface trailer raises the tension ahead of July 29 premiere

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has shared a new trailer for the upcoming thriller Surface.
  • Surface stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
  • Surface will premiere on July 29.

Apple TV+ has today released the first trailer for the upcoming psychological thriller dubbed Surface. The show is created by High Fidelity's Verinoca West and will premiere on July 29 with three episodes available on day one.

The show, which stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw — of Apple TV+ fame for The Morning Show — and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, among many other big names.

Set in high-end San Francisco, "Surface" stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("The Morning Show"), who also executive produces, 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.

The new show will join a growing slate that includes the existing hits of Severance and For All Mankind, while other shows, movies, and documentaries are still to come.

That constant growth of the Apple TV+ library makes it some of the best value around. Pried at just $4.99 per month, Apple TV+ is cheaper than the vast majority of its competitors including Netflix and Disney+. It's also available as part of the Apple One subscription bundle that includes other services like Apple Music and Apple Fitness+.

If you want to enjoy Surface and the growing Apple TV+ library in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.