The series focuses on Nathan Brown, a young man living his best life in 2033, when he is involved in a self-driving car accident that leaves him with two options: either head into the great unknown of a normal death or be uploaded into the virtual afterlife at the highly sought after Lakeview, which he can’t afford but is placed there under his wealthy girlfriend’s plan. Nathan is introduced into the virtual afterlife by a customer service rep, with the company having them refer themselves as ‘Angels’ and offer those uploaded into Lakeview afterlife guidance. Nathan soon strikes a friendship with his Angel, Nora Antony, and when the two of them realise that some of Nathan’s memories of his real life are glitched, they start to question whether Nathan’s accident was not so accidental after all.
An episode count for the second season has yet to be determined, with the renewal coming a week since the release of the first season on the streaming service.
Greg Daniels released a statement saying:
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 two flip book.
Amazon Studios head, Jennifer Salke, released a statement saying:
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. We know our global fans want to see the next chapter with Nathan and Nora, so we are greenlighting season two and are excited that Greg’s passion project has found such a devoted audience.
I, for one, am looking to another season of Upload as there’s plenty of potential in the series going forward (see review of first season here).
Upload stars Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Allegra Edwards, Owen Daniels, Kevin Bigley and Zainab Johnson.