FOXTEL today revealed the cast of season two of the smash hit comedy drama Upright – starring celebrated musician, comedian, actor, and writer Tim Minchin and Australian star Milly Alcock (House of the Dragon).
Joining Tim and Milly for season two is 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) and Travis Cotton (New Gold Mountain, Neighbours).
In season two fans will once again tag along with misfit duo Lucky (Tim Minchin) and Meg (Milly Alcock) as they set off on another uniquely Australian road trip, this time with their sights set for Far North Queensland.
Other returning cast include, 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), as Lucky and Meg’s family.
Tim Minchin, Executive Producer, Lead Writer, and star of Upright said: “We are so grateful for the incredible actors who signed up to be a part of the second season of Upright. Legends of the industry and newcomers alike, they grabbed hold of the quirky characters we had conjured and made them more exciting and nuanced and funny and real than we could have dreamed. It is one of the great thrills of the job; to watch your words come alive in the hands of brilliant actors.”
Brian Walsh, Executive Director of Drama for the FOXTEL Group and Executive Producer said: “We are thrilled with the high calibre of Australian acting talent that have come on board for the second season of Upright. It is testament to the breakout success of the first series, the standout creative team at Lingo Pictures including the brilliant Tim Minchin and the wonderful scripts filled with humour and heart. We are also excited that Milly Alcock will reprise her role as Meg after her incredible global success in House of the Dragon.”
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.
All episodes of Upright season one are currently available to watch On Demand on FOXTEL.
Upright season two is coming soon to FOXTEL.