To celebrate the release of Surface, the latest original series streaming on Apple TV+, we had the pleasure of chatting to the cast of the show to find out all about its dark, twisty secrets.

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.

Chatting to Mbatha-Raw and Jackson-Cohen, we chat about their mysterious relationship on-screen, how they broke the tension between scenes, the lure of the series, and how the show tackles themes of identity, loss, trauma, toxic masculinity, and relationships. We also chat to James about his character, a figure from Sophie’s past that may or may not hold the key to her finding answers, how he prepared for the role and how difficult it was to keep secrets under wraps, given the show’s non-linear storytelling.

You can watch the full interviews below:

Surface begins streaming on Apple TV+ on July 29th