Production begins on Upright 2

Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock return as a misfit duo, now on the road in Queensland.

Production is underway in Queensland on Season 2 of Upright with Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock as misfit duo Lucky and Meg, respectively.

The eight-part series will take viewers on a road trip from Brisbane to the Far North with Mirrah Foulkes (Judy & Punch) joining as director.

“l am very happy to be returning to Queensland to direct the second season of Upright. It’s great to be involved in this wonderful local series and to be working with an exceptional Queensland crew, the glorious Milly Alcock and Tim Minchin, and our passionate partners at Foxtel,” said Foulkes.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh said: “We are looking forward to bringing Lucky and Meg’s next road trip adventure to the screen in what promises to be another epic Australian adventure full of humour and heart. Jason Stephens and the team at Lingo Pictures have once again put together a fantastic and dedicated team of creatives to embark on this next journey. We are thrilled to have Mirrah at the helm to bring Lucky and Meg’s story to life.”

Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said: “We’re delighted to welcome the Upright 2 cast and crew here and that Queenslander Mirrah Foulkes is returning home to direct this next chapter in Lucky and Meg’s travels.

Upright 2 will be an irresistible mix: local talent Mirrah helming a story where Queensland is a defining character at a time when our state’s screen industry is thriving.”

Upright 2 will be produced by Lingo Pictures for Foxtel and Sky UK, with Jason Stephens (Lambs of God) returning as producer. Meg O’Connell (Robbie Hood) will also produce, with Lingo Pictures’ Helen Bowden (The Secrets She Keeps) as executive producer. Writers on the series include Niki Aken (The Hunting), Ian Meadows (Seachange) and Natesha Somasundaram (The Unlisted). Tim Minchin is also writing and executive producing the series. Niki Aken is Script Producer. Executive Producers for Foxtel are Brian Walsh and Lana Greenhaigh.

Production credit: Upright 2 is a Lingo Pictures production for Foxtel and Sky UK. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen Queensland. Financed with support from Screen NSW and Cutting Edge. Entertainment One (eOne) is managing international sales.

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