Gugu Mbatha-Raw, The Morning Show actress and star of the wonderful Fast Color, is reconnecting with Apple TV+. Do I have Apple TV+? Yes. Do I watch any Apple TV+ shows? Not at all. Call it streaming fatigue. But this sounds intriguing. Via Deadline:
The streamer has handed a straight-to-series order for Surface, which comes from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Apple Studios. Apple didn’t disclose any other details or logline for the project.
The eight-part series was created and written by West, who has also written on shows including Brothers & Sisters, GCB and State of Affairs and is a co-exec producer of Showtime’s extension of Dexter. She will exec produce Surface alongside Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter of Hello Sunshine. Production is slated to begin next year.
Mbatha-Raw, who played Hannah Shoenfeld alongside Witherspoon in The Morning Show, will also co-exec produce. The British actor also recently starred in Misbehaviour alongside Keira Knightley and in Jessica Swale’s Summerland with Gemma Arterton and is set to star in Disney+’s Loki.
I’m hoping Apple TV+ releases some sort of description of the series in the near future because the involvement of Mbatha-Raw makes this something to look forward to.