Surface season 2: Freida Pinto joins Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Apple TV+ thriller

Freida Pinto and Phil Dunster are joining Gugu Mbatha-Raw in season 2 of the Apple TV+ thriller series Surface

Our own reviewer Alex Maidy wasn’t very impressed by the Apple TV+ thriller series Surface – you can read his 5/10 review at THIS LINK – but Apple TV+ went ahead and ordered a second season of the show… and now Variety has broken the news that Freida Pinto (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) has signed on to join the cast of Surface season 2!

Surface season 2 will see Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who is also an executive producer on the series, reprising the role of Sophie, a woman who has extreme memory loss after a traumatic head injury. In the first season, set in San Francisco, Sophie seeks to rediscover herself, unearthing sins ranging from an affair to much deeper questions about a hidden past and her true identity. For its second season, the show will be moving to London, where Sophie will find out where she really came from and what made her into the flawed person she is. The mess she left behind in San Francisco, however, will catch up with her.

Phil Dunster (Ted Lasso) is also joining the show for the new season. Pinto will be playing Grace, the fiancé of Dunster’s character Quinn. “Quinn is the troubled scion of the infamous Huntley family. As the soon-to-be newest member of the Huntley family, Grace is said to be conflicted about what she’s really signing up for, and forms a special bond with Sophie.

Mbatha-Raw provided the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “I am thrilled to continue this journey and dive deeper into the tension and mystery of Surface with with this brilliant team. I love playing Sophie and I can’t wait for fans and new audiences to join us as she enters the dangerous new world of her past in season two. As an actor and executive producer, it’s incredibly meaningful to be bringing this story home to London.

Surface was created by Veronica West, who also co-executive produced the Dexter revival. West had this to say about the show’s renewal: “This is really a brand new chapter set in a whole new world — I can’t wait for people to see how the show evolves as we explore an emboldened, fearless Sophie in season two. It’s been such a pleasure working with Gugu, Apple and the team at Hello Sunshine and a real privilege to continue the journey.

West and Mbatha-Raw executive produce the series alongside Hello Sunshine’s Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter.

Have you watched the first season of Surface? What do you think of Freida Pinto and Phil Dunster joining the cast for season 2? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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