Upright, the hit Australian comedy drama starring Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock returns to Super Channel for a second season | Super Channel


Upright, the hit Australian comedy drama starring Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock returns to Super Channel for a second season


Premieres Sunday, December 18 on Super Channel Fuse

EDMONTON (November 24, 2022) - Super Channel is pleased to announce that season two of the critically acclaimed Australian comedy-drama, Upright, starring celebrated musician, comedian, actor and writer Tim Minchin (Californication) and rising global star, Milly Alcock (House of the Dragon), will return to Super Channel Fuse on Sunday, December 18 at 9 p.m. ET. Each half-hour episode will be available on Super Channel On Demand the day following its weekly linear broadcast. Super Channel is available via most cable providers across Canada as well as streaming on Amazon Prime Video channels and Apple TV+.

The eight-part second season will see misfit duo Lucky (Minchin) and Meg (Alcock) reunited after four years when Meg turns up unannounced on Lucky’s doorstep. The two set out on another epic adventure, this time trading the desert for the steamy tropics of Far North Queensland, as they hit the road – and the river – on a mission to find Meg’s mom.

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).

Season one of Upright, received rave reviews including:

Arts Hub - “Writing that is reminiscent of Phoebe Waller-Bridge scripts..Upright is one of the year’s best”

The Independent - “Totally binge-worthy”

Evening Standard - “Absolute treat of a series”

The Guardian - “Remarkably charming and moving”

The Los Angeles Times - “Marvelous”

John Doyle, The Globe & Mail – “…a beauty of a drama-comedy from Australia. An on-the-road odyssey, it is both funny and at times deeply moving.”

All episodes of season one are currently available on Super Channel On Demand, or viewers can catch the Upright season one marathon on Sunday, December 18th beginning at 5 p.m. ET on Super Channel Fuse.

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. Entertainment One (eOne) handles international distribution for the series.

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