Amazon Video dropped all ten episodes of Upload Season 1 into their streaming library at the beginning of May. Now that we are nearing the end of May, most have had plenty of time to watch all ten episodes of this truly binge-able series. The question is… Will there be a Season 2 of Upload? Fortunately, we’ve done a little digging. Here’s everything you need to know about Season 2 of Upload.
Warning: This article contains spoilers from Season 1 of Upload.
First of all, what is Upload about anyway?
If you have an Amazon Prime membership… Upload is a series you want to check out. This is especially true if you happen to like the series called The Good Place. Believe it or not, a lot of fans of The Good Place were hesitant to watch this series. They assumed it would be a cheap knock-off. The series, however, does a pretty impressive job of standing on its own.
Upload is a series that takes a dystopian spin on the after life. The series follows the idea that when you are on your death bed you have the option of uploading to a virtual community. This is because the series sees people as computers. The hope is that one day they will be able to take the data and download it onto a copy of a person’s body. They do make an attempt at downloading during Season one… And, spoiler alert, it doesn’t go well.
The series followers the life of main character Nathan Brown (played by Robbie Amell). Nathan gets into a car accident during the first episode. His on-again, off-again girlfriend at the time makes the decision for him to upload when he arrives at the hospital. Uploaded to the most expensive afterlife… Nathan meets his angel Nora Antony (played by Andy Allo). The duo quickly form a forbidden connection.
Nora, however, realizes something isn’t right with Nathan. She notices he has memories missing. And, they quickly discover he was murdered. Nathan is a character with one of those personalities fans do not care for at the beginning of the series. He, however, grows on you.
Season 1 ends on a pretty tragic and mind bending cliff hanger. So, the desire for another Season makes sense.
Will there be a Season 2 of Upload?
According to Deadline, Amazon renewed Upload for a Season 2 within a week of dropping the series into their library. Considering the way Season 1 ended… And the fact that it was only 10 episodes long, this doesn’t come as too much of a shock to those who have watched Season 1.
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, shares her thoughts on Upload with Deadline.
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.”
Executive producer Greg Daniels is thrilled by the opportunity to move forward with Season 2. Here’s what he had to say about it:
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.”
Greg Daniels originally pitched the series back in 2015.
Upload is a series that has been in the making for a long time. Greg Daniels revealed to Digital Spy that he originally pitched the idea for the series back in 2015. At the time, he had plans for two seasons.
When I pitched it, which was literally back in 2015, I had two seasons broken, and the pitch. I think I could see extending it past that, but at the moment, we are writing a second season. We’ll see how things are affected by recent events. But yeah, no, it’s not meant to only be 10 episodes. But it’s also probably not meant to be 100 episodes.”
While Daniels admitted that he was open to the series extending past two seasons, he didn’t have plans for that. Moreover, he did confirm he didn’t want seasons to be longer than 10 episodes.
In addition to Robbie Amell and Andy Allo, fans expect Allegra Edwards to return as Ingrid and Barclay Hope to return as her father Oliver. Moreover, the end of Season 1 did put down a foundation for Season 2. To say the least, it certainly left fans with a lot of questions.
What do fans want to see from Season 2?
For the most part, fans are pretty supportive of the relationship between Nathan and Nora. So, they certainly want to see that work out. Season 1 ended with Ingrid appearing in Nathan’s 2G room. Nathan is frozen because he used all his data up talking on the phone to Nora. Ingrid adds data to him and reveals that she uploaded to be with him. Nathan freaks out so badly that he uses an entire gig of data and freezes again.
The Season ends with a lot of questions. Did Ingrid commit suicide to be with Nathan? Was she killed because she knew too much? Would she fish Nathan out of the 2G life?
Has Amazon Video offered a release date yet?
Unfortunately, things are a little dicey with producing new episodes of shows right now. COVID-19 has production for all TV shows and movies shut down. So, it may be a while before we see a Season 2. Moreover, it is important to keep in mind that Season 1 just dropped into the library. So, it wouldn’t be unfounded for the release date to not be until May of 2021. With COVID-19 delaying things, however, fans could end up waiting even longer.
Have you checked out Upload on Amazon Video? Are you looking forward to Season 2?
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