Returning: Upright

Tim Minchin & Milly Alcock return with new episodes in mid-November.

Season Two of Upright, starring Tim Minchin (Californication), and Milly Alcock (House of the Dragon) premieres in mid-November.

The eight-episode season sees the misfit duo reunited after four years when Meg turns up unannounced.

Lucky and Meg hit the road – and the river – on a mission to find Meg’s mum, trading the desert for the steamy tropics of Far North Queensland.

Tim Minchin said: “For me, the key to unlocking this second season was the idea that time has passed. I was intrigued by who a 17 year old Meg would be, and how she would relate to Lucky. Of course, four incredibly eventful years have also passed in the real world, during which my costar had become a megastar! So Milly and I had to discover each other again, too, against the backdrop of real life pandemics, floods, and the ever-ticking clock. We were so lucky to have the brilliant Mirrah Foulkes steering the metaphorical tinny up the allegorical creek.”

Upright features a stellar returning cast including Heather Mitchell (Love Me, Palm Beach), Ella Scott Lynch (Amazing Grace, The Code), Daniel Lapaine (Catastrophe, Five Bedrooms), Daniel Frederiksen (The Dry, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) and Asmara Feik (The True History of the Kelly Gang, The Listies Work for Peanuts). Joining the cast for season two are Australian icon Noni Hazlehurst (June Again, A Place To Call Home), Jessica McNamee (Mortal Kombat, Packed to the Rafters), Hayley McElhinney (Mystery Road: Origin, Doctor Doctor), Darren Gilshenan (How To Stay Married, Stateless), Tom Budge (Gallipoli, Judy & Punch), Anita Hegh (Total Control, Janet King), Travis Cotton (New Gold Mountain, Neighbours) and Nicholas Brown (The Unlisted).

Upright is a Lingo Pictures production for Foxtel and Sky UK, with Jason Stephens (Lambs of God) returning as producer. Meg O’Connell (Robbie Hood) also produced, alongside Lingo Pictures’ Helen Bowden (The Secrets She Keeps) as executive producer. Mirrah Foulkes (Judy and Punch) directed the new series. Niki Aken (The Hunting) is script producer, and the writing team included Niki, Ian Meadows (Seachange) and Natesha Somasundaram (The Unlisted). Tim Minchin also wrote, and executive produced the series. Executive producers for Foxtel are Brian Walsh and Lana Greenhalgh.

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

Double episode premiere Tuesday November 15 at 8.30pm AEDT on FOX Showcase.

2 Responses

  1. Milly and Tim make a great duo.. been looking forward to S2 for a while now..
    I think most knew Milly was destined for greater thing after S1.. I needed more of her in HoTD

  2. Good one, watching season 1 again. Miss Milly in House of The Dragon she is one to watch in the future. Tim well he ticks all the boxes. The guest are a great bunch they’ve chosen looking forward to seeing them on screen again.

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