New on Apple TV Plus: ‘Surface’, ‘See season 3’, ‘Central Park season 3’, and more
Other highlights coming to the platform include ‘Five Days at Memorial’ and ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’
Other highlights coming to the platform include ‘Five Days at Memorial’ and ‘ The Greatest Beer Run Ever’
Here is the full list of new and upcoming titles on the platform:
What’s new on Apple TV+ this week
Surface – New thriller
A still from ‘Surface’
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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.
The cast also includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Stephan James, Ari Graynor, Academy Award-nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste, François Arnaud, and Millie Brady.
First three episodes of Surface will premiere globally on Friday (July 29).
Luck – New Original Film
A magical and adventurous animated film, Luck centres around the story of Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada), the unluckiest person in the world. When she ages out of foster care, Sam discovers the Land of Luck and embarks on a quest that could change her luck forever. Simon Pegg provides the voice for Bob, a lucky black cat from the Land of Luck, where the Captain (voiced by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winner Whoopi Goldberg), stands guard as the head of security. Bob becomes Sam’s partner in the quest to find a lucky penny in hopes of preserving his lucky life.
Flula Borg provides the voice for Jeff the Unicorn, a larger-than-life facilities engineer who maintains the magical machine that distributes good and bad luck to the human world and who dreams of one day being reunited with his one true love, the CEO of Good Luck, the Dragon (voiced by two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda). Lil Rel Howery provides the voice for Marv, the owner of the Flowers & More store where Sam gets her first job, who is upbeat, sharply dressed, and always ready with an encouraging word for unlucky Sam.
Luck is helmed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Peggy Holmes, from an original screenplay written by Kiel Murray, Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger. John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and David Eisenmann are producing for Skydance Animation.
Luck will debut globally on Friday, August 5
Five Days at Memorial – New limited series
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Based on actual events and adapted from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial is an eight-episode limited series that chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital. When the floodwaters rose, the power failed and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make decisions that would follow them for years to come.
Written and executive produced by Carlton Cuse and John Ridley, the series is directed by Cuse, Ridley and Wendey Stanzler. It stars Vera Farmiga, Robert Pine, Cherry Jones, Julie Ann Emery, Cornelius Smith Jr., Adepero Oduye, Molly Hager, Michael Gaston and W. Earl Brown.
‘Five Days at Memorial’ will premiere with the first three episodes on Friday, August 12.
Bad Sisters – New comedy
Bad Sisters is billed as a delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller that is set in Ireland. The ten-episode series follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another.
Apart from series creator and star Sharon Horgan, the series stars Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene and Eve Hewson as the Garvey sisters. The ensemble cast also includes Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, Assaad Bouab and newcomer Saise Quinn.
Bad Sisters will debut globally on Friday, August 19 with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday.
See – third and final season
A still from the ‘See’
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See is set in a brutal and primitive future, hundreds of years after humankind has lost the ability to see. In season three, almost a year has passed since Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) defeated his nemesis brother Edo and bid farewell to his family to live remotely in the forest. But when a Trivantian scientist develops a new and devastating form of sighted weaponry that threatens the future of humanity, Baba returns to Paya in order to protect his tribe once more.
The series features cast and crew who are blind or have low vision and has been honoured for its representation of the visually impaired, winning the Ruderman Family Foundation Seal of Authentic Representation in 2020. See was also recognized this year with an NAACP Image Awards nomination for star Alfre Woodard in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.
Starring alongside Momoa in the third season are Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo, Archie Madekwe, Nesta Cooper, Tom Mison, Olivia Cheng, Eden Epstein, Michael Raymond-James, David Hewlett and Trieste Kelly Dunn.
The third and final season of See premieres on August 26.
Central Park – Season three
Emmy Award-nominated original animated musical comedy hails from creator, writer and executive producer Loren Bouchard, Josh Gad and Nora Smith.
In the third season, as Bitsy continues her relentless pursuit to buy the park, Owen embarks on a new promotional campaign to make more people fall in love with it, and Paige finds herself busier than ever when she lands her first book deal.
The show stars a renowned voice cast that includes Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess and Stanley Tucci. New guest stars featured in the second season include Aparna Nancherla, Billy Porter, Catherine O’Hara, Ellie Kemper and Naomi Ekperigin.
Season three of Central Park premieres on September 9 with the first three episodes
The Greatest Beer Run Ever – New Original Film
Zac Efron in ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’
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Starring Zac Efron and Russell Crowe, The Greatest Beer Run Ever is directed by Peter Farrelly and hails from Skydance Media. The screenplay is adapted by Farrelly, Brian Currie and Pete Jones, and is based on the book The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty and War, by Joanna Molloy and John “Chickie” Donohue. It is the true story of Donohue, who left New York in 1967 for Vietnam to track down and share a few beers with his childhood friends while they were serving in combat.
The Apple Original Film will premiere on September 30.