AMAZON STUDIOS GREENLIGHTS COMEDY SERIES "UPLOAD" CREATED AND WRITTEN BY EMMY AWARD-WINNER GREG DANIELS
Series stars Andy Allo (Pitch Perfect 3) and Robbie Amell (The X-Files), and will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 28, 2018 - Amazon Studios today announced it has greenlit the half-hour sci-fi romantic satire Upload from Emmy Award-winner Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation, King of the Hill) and his producing partner Howard Klein (The Office, Parks and Recreation, King of the Hill). Starring Andy Allo (Pitch Perfect 3) and Robbie Amell (The X-Files), the 10 episode series will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.
"I'm thrilled to be once again working with Greg and Howard on this new series," said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. "They've made some of the best comedies of the last three decades and I know our Prime Video customers are in for a treat when Upload premieres."
"Amazon is the perfect place to make Upload," said Daniels, "because of their strong creative team, and because it's a company that could actually one day host a digital afterlife. If I get in good with them, I'm hoping for a big discount on my first thousand years."
Upload is a sci-fi sitcom that takes place in the near future, where people who are near death can be "uploaded" into a virtual afterlife of their choice. In 2033, secretly romantic Brooklyn-born Nora works customer service for a luxurious virtual reality environment. When handsome L.A. party boy Nathan's self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora's VR world.
Upload is created and written by Daniels who also serves as showrunner, executive producer and will direct the pilot. The series stars Allo and Amell and is executive produced by Klein.
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Amazon Studios creates original television series which premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video which is available globally in over 200 countries and territories. This year, Prime Video will premiere a number of original series, including the highly anticipated Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski, Homecoming from creator Sam Esmail and starring Julia Roberts and Bobby Cannavale, The Romanoffs from nine-time Emmy Award winner Matthew Weiner, and a third season of The Man in the High Castle.