This article discusses whether there will be a season 2 of the Apple TV+ series Surface and its renewed or cancelled status. This article does not contain any spoilers.
Surface is a psychological thriller from creator Veronica West (High Fidelity), which is produced by Reese Witherspoon’s highly successful Hello Sunshine media company. The series follows Sophie Ellis, a mysterious woman, who loses her recent memory after attempting to commit suicide. While she tries to put the jumbled pieces of her life back together with therapy and exercise, a mystery starts to unravel. Why is her husband and best friend Caroline acting so suspiciously? Was she actually pushed off that ferry and didn’t actually jump as everyone assumes?
The first season focuses on solving these mysteries, with Sophie trying to do most of the heavy lifting even though she knows very little of her own past. The first few episodes set up these mysteries perfectly, leaving the viewer wanting more, but as the show trundles on, it falls apart, leading to repetitive and clichéd twists. Surface is beautifully shot and features some great acting talent, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Loki and Black Mirror) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Invisible Man) in the lead roles. Yet it wastes this huge potential and drags on for far too long, becoming a real slog in the end. My ‘controversial’ opinions aside, it is still worth debating whether there will be a follow-up season though.
Will there be a season 2 of the Apple TV+ series Surface – renewed or cancelled status
Next week Apple will be releasing the season finale of Surface, but as of this moment we are still unsure whether they will be renewing the show for a second season. If Apple TV+ are excited about a project they usually renew it sooner rather than later. Pachinko, Slow Horses and Loot have all been renewed after early successes. I haven’t heard much love for this series though and I doubt that they will be as eager to commit to a second series. I would be very surprised if Surface is given a second chance after a lackluster first outing. This doesn’t feel like a miniseries that needs or deserves any further exploration. As always, we’ll keep you posted on any updates in the pending renewal of Surface.