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New this week on Apple TV+ – “Trying” and “Surface” season finales

Recently renewed for a fourth season, “Trying” airs its season finale episode this Friday on Apple TV+. Plus, “Surface,” the acclaimed psychological thriller starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw airs its finale episode.

New episodes of “See” season three, “Bad Sisters,” and “Five Days at Memorial” also premiere this Friday. And, “Life By Ella,” a new series for kids and families, makes its global debut on Apple TV+.

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Trying – season 3 finale

After a dramatic end to season two, the eight-episode third season picks up with Nikki (BAFTA nominee Esther Smith) and Jason (SAG Award nominee Rafe Spall) waking up as new parents to two children they are still getting to know. Now they just have to keep hold of them, which proves to be trickier than they initially thought. Thrown straight into the parental deep end, Nikki and Jason’s relationships with each other and with their nearest and dearest are tested as they desperately try to navigate the ups and downs of parenting — while hanging onto their kids, and their sanity.

In addition to Smith and Spall, the season three cast includes Eden Togwell (as Princess), Mickey McAnulty (as Tyler), Oliver Chris (as Freddy), Sian Brooke (as Karen), Darren Boyd (as Scott) and Robyn Cara (as Jen).

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In this week’s new episode of “Trying” season three, “The End of the Beginning,” as Nikki and Jason prepare to find out if they can keep the kids forever, they make an impulsive decision that requires their family’s help.

The season finale episode of “Trying” season three premieres this Friday, September 2.

Surface – season finale

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.

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The ensemble cast also includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen (“The Haunting of Hill House”), Stephan James (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Ari Graynor (“I’m Dying Up Here”), Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste (“Secrets & Lies”), François Arnaud (“I Killed My Mother”) and Millie Brady (“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”).

In the finale episode of “Surface,” titled “See You on the Other Side,” Sophie seems ready to move forward, but can she accept a life with James whole questions about her past still linger?

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The finale of “Surface” premieres Friday, September 2 on Apple TV+.

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Life By Ella – new series for kids & families

“Life By Ella” follows Ella as she returns to school with a brand new perspective, excitement for what the future holds and a major “seize the day” mentality following her stint with cancer. With her best friend by her side, she is ready to tackle everything she was too afraid of before, and determined not to let the minutiae of fake friends and social media status distract her.

“Life By Ella” was created, written and executive produced by Jeff Hodsden (“Bunk’d”) and Tim Pollock (“Bunk’d”), with the first episode directed by Emmy Award nominee Linda Mendoza (“Ugly Betty,” “Harlem”). The series stars Lily Brooks O’Briant (“The Big Show Show,” “The Tick”), Artyon Celestine (“Drama Club,” “Claws”), and Vanessa Carrasco (“Irreplaceable You”) with an ensemble cast including Kevin Rahm (“Madam Secretary,” “Mad Men”), Mary Faber (“Parks and Recreation,” “Kidding”), Aidan Wallace (“You,” “The Kids Are Alright”), Kunal Dudheker (“Better Things,” “Shang Chi”) and Maya Lynne Robinson (“The Connors,” “The Unicorn”).

Season one premieres globally Friday, September 2.

“See” season 3 – new episode

“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 recognised 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 of “See” are ensemble cast members 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.

In this week’s new episode, “Watch Out for Wolves,” after a devastating loss, Baba heads to Pennsa to warn his family. Maghra debates the Witchfinder’s fate. Wren stages a daring escape.

The second episode of “See” season 3 premieres this Friday, September 2 on Apple TV+.

Bad Sisters – new episode

The newest comedy from creator and star Sharon Horgan, “Bad Sisters” is a delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller set in the breathtaking coast of Ireland. The new 10-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. In addition to Horgan, “Bad Sisters” 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” is executive produced and written by Horgan with Brett Baer and Dave Finkel, who adapted it from the Belgian version of the series “Clan,” which was created by Malin-Sarah Gozin. Horgan, Faye Dorn and Clelia Mountford executive produce for Merman; and Gozin, Bert Hamelinck and Michael Sagol executive produce for Caviar. In addition to Horgan, Baer and Finkel, the series is written by Karen Cogan, Ailbhe Keogan, Daniel Cullen, Perrie Balthazar and Paul Howard. Dearbhla Walsh, Josephine Bornebusch and Rebecca Gatward serve as directors with Walsh also acting as executive producer. The series will mark Horgan’s first project to premiere from her first-look deal with Apple TV+. It is produced by Merman, her production company that she co-founded with Mountford.

In this week’s new episode, “Baby Becka,” Becka comes to regret trusting John Paul. In the present, she and Matt get a shock.

The fourth episode of “Bad Sisters” premieres this Friday, September 2 on Apple TV+.

Five Days at Memorial – new episode

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, 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.

“Five Days at Memorial” is executive produced and written by Carlton Cuse and John Ridley. The series is directed by Cuse, Ridley and Wendey Stanzler, and stars Vera Farmiga, Robert Pine, Cherry Jones, Julie Ann Emery, Cornelius Smith Jr., Adepero Oduye, Molly Hager, Michael Gaston and W. Earl Brown.

In this week’s new episode, “45 Dead,” state investigators being to explore what happened to the 45 people found dead at Memorial in the aftermath of the hurricane.

A new episode of “Five Days at Memorial” premiere this Friday, August 26, 2022.