Amazon renews Upload for Season 2
Staff Reporter | On 09, May 2020Reading time: 2 mins
Amazon has renewed Upload for a second season.
The sci-fi comedy is set in a technologically advanced future where hologram phones, 3D food printers and automated grocery stores are the norm. Most uniquely, humans can choose to be “uploaded” into a virtual afterlife when they find themselves near-death.
The series follows a young app developer, Nathan Brown (Robbie Amell), who winds up in the hospital following a self-driving car accident, needing to quickly decide his fate. After a rushed deliberation with his shallow girlfriend Ingrid (Allegra Edwards), he chooses to be uploaded to her family’s luxurious virtual afterlife, the Horizen company’s “Lakeview.” Once uploaded in Lakeview, Nathan meets his customer service “Angel” Nora Anthony (Andy Allo), who at first is his charismatic concierge and guide, but quickly becomes his friend and confidante, helping him navigate this new digital extension of life.
“The high-concept sci-fi comedy balances absurd silliness with satirical smarts,” we wrote in our review of Season 1.
Created by The Office and Parks and Recreation’s Greg Daniels, the series premiered on 1st May on Amazon Prime Video. Now, jut a week later, Amazon has confirmed that it isn’t finished uploading the show just yet, with another season given the green light.
“I am thrilled to continue a great relationship with Amazon Studios and this wonderful cast and find out what happens next to Nora and Nathan and Ingrid and their 2033 world. With this news I can stop drawing my season 2 flip book,” said Daniels in a statement.
“In Upload, Greg Daniels delivered a smart, cinematic comedy crackling with intrigue and it has clearly delighted our customers who have spent a lot of time in Lakeview this past week,” added Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “We know our global fans want to see the next chapter with Nathan and Nora so we are green-lighting season 2 and are excited that Greg’s passion project has found such a devoted audience.”