Is Apple TV+’s Surface getting another season? Continue reading to find out more about Surface Season 2.
Surface is an American psychological thriller miniseries created by Veronica West that follows Sophie after she survives a suicide attempt. She has lost her recent memories, including the reason why she decided to jump, and she tries to piece together the reasons for her attempted suicide. As the series’ first season has come to an end, viewers are starting to wonder if this is the last time they will see the show or if Apple TV+ will renew it for more seasons as the series was met with an average response from the critics.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 53% approval rating with an average rating of 6.3/10, based on 17 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s captivating performance gives Surface some depth, but this overheated potboiler only gets murkier the more it tries to spice up a derivative amnesia mystery.”
Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 47 out of 100 based on 14 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.” The ratings and reception for season one put the series in a tough position for a possible renewal. On the other hand, the plot of the first season has the potential to build and expand further in a sequel, in which the show creators improve the screenplay of the episodes for the next season.
The demand for such a thriller series is high among viewers who are ready to give it another chance. Hence, it wouldn’t be surprising if the show gets renewed due to popular demand by the viewers for a streaming catalog that offers original movies and shows. As a result, we’ve compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the season’s renewal status, release date, and cast. Continue reading to learn more about Surface Season 2.
Is Surface renewed for Season 2?
As of September 8, 2022, Surface Season 2 is yet to be officially confirmed by Apple TV+. The first season ended with the finale episode, See You on the Other Side, released on September 2, 2022. Considering that the series ended a few hours ago, any news or updates about a possible season renewal appear way too soon for any major network to make such significant remarks in such a short period.
Typically, Apple TV+ takes into account all the crucial elements, including viewership, audience, and critic reaction, and any prospective upcoming developments that might grow the series for the advantage of the streaming service.
Only the series has a legitimate possibility of receiving an early renewal when all these elements point to the streaming service favorably. Before deciding to continue the show for more seasons, the network may assess its popularity and performance. Fans should wait till the network formally acknowledges and confirms this information.
Surface Season 2 Potential Release Date
The potential premiere date hasn’t been acknowledged because the network hasn’t officially renewed the series. The status is “pending,” which simply means that it’s neither here nor there.
However, if we had to guess when Surface Season 2 might air anywhere between mid to late 2023, with July being the most likely month. If the network agrees to continue renewing the series, it is possible that the following season will follow the same format and be published in a similar time frame.
Surface Season 2 Plot
If renewed, the series is expected to continue the plot from the finale episode, See You on the Other Side, released on September 2, 2022. The episode is directed by Tucker Gates, and the story is written by Dan Lee West & Veronica West aligns with the teleplay by Veronica West. In the episode, the viewers get to see that Sophie seems ready to move forward as she contemplates accepting life with James while questions about her past still linger. The overall plot of the show is set in high-end San Francisco, “Surface,” stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“The Morning Show”) 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 a shocking 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. Take a look at the official trailer for the first season below:
Surface Season 2 Episodes
The precise number of episodes for Surface Season 2 has yet to be released. If the series is renewed, we may expect at least 8 episodes, each running approx. 52-53 minutes, just like its predecessor. The number of episodes may vary, which is ultimately dependent on the plot that the show intends to convey to the audience. Meanwhile, we suggest fans patiently wait and binge-watch Surface Season 1 to recollect the events that have transpired in the episodes.
Surface Season 2 Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series are expected to reprise their roles if the show gets an early renewal and fits the plot structure and character arcs. The ensemble cast starring alongside Mbatha-Raw includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Stephan James, Ari Graynor, Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste, François Arnaud, and Millie Brady.
The show is produced for Apple TV+ by Apple Studios and Hello Sunshine. West, who created and wrote the original series, also serves as executive producer. Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter executive produce on behalf of Hello Sunshine. Emmy Award-nominee Sam Miller directed four episodes of the series, including the pilot, and serves as executive producer. Kevin Sullivan, Jennifer Morrison, and Tucker Gates also directed episodes.
Surface Season 2: Where to stream the series?
When available, Surface Season 2, along with the prior episodes, will be exclusively available on Apple TV+, so it will be available to stream on this platform only. This streaming platform offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. Hence, the series will only be available to stream exclusively on Apple TV+ with a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preference.
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Catch up on the previous season on Apple TV+ while you wait for more updates on Surface Season 2.