Jennifer Morrison, who spent 5+ seasons in Vancouver starring in Once Upon a Time, is coming back to to direct an episode of Apple TV+ thriller Surface.
It’s not her first directing gig: Morrison directed the pilot of One of Us Is Lying in Vancouver in 2019, then production moved to Australia. . And an episode of HBO’s Euphoria in L.A.. as well as two episodes of Dr. Death with Joshua Jackson. And her own Indy projects.
The Surface series has been filming in Vancouver for a couple of months.
Surface is an elevated thriller about Sophie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw)’s quest to rebuild her life after a suicide attempt, and her struggle to remember – and understand – everything that led up to the moment when she jumped.
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-raw, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ari Graynor, Stephan James, François Arnaud, Marianne Jean Baptiste, Millie Brady.
Filming dates: June 25th to October 22nd, 2021.
Working title: Madeline.
Production sign: MDLN.
Gugu Mbatha-raw as Ravonna Renslayer on Disney+’s Loki.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Oliver Jackson-Cohen on Day 1.
Oliver Jackson-Cohen is James, Sophie’s husband and a partner in a venture capital firm.
Ari Graynor is Caroline, an heiress and old friend of Sophie and James.
Stephan James is Baden, an undercover cop with a connection to Sophie.
François Arnaud is Harrison, a colleague and friend of James.
Marianne Jean Baptiste is Hannah, Sophie’s therapist.
Millie Brady is Eliza, a mysterious woman with a connection to Sophie’s past.
Showrunner: Veronica West.
Producers: Hello Sunsine’s Reese Witherspoon & Lauren Neustadter, Apple Studios..
Filming in Vancouver:
Surface films all over Downtown Vancouver, closing a block of Richards Street in August.
The Network Hub/@thenetworkhub image.
Casey Lau/@casey_lau image.
And the Chamber restaurant on Beattie Street for a few days in August.