Genre: 10-Episode TV Series
Starring: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards, Zainab Johnson
Creator: Greg Daniels
Executive Producers: Greg Daniels, Howard Klein
Upload is a new sci-fi comedy series set in a technologically advanced future where hologram phones, 3D food printers and automated grocery stores are the norm. Most uniquely, humans can choose to be “uploaded” into a virtual afterlife when they find themselves near-death.
The series follows a young app developer, Nathan Brown (played by Robbie Amell), who winds up in the hospital following a self-driving car accident, needing to quickly decide his fate. After a rushed deliberation with his shallow girlfriend Ingrid (played by Allegra Edwards), he chooses to be uploaded to her family’s luxurious virtual afterlife, the Horizen company’s “Lakeview.” Once uploaded in Lakeview, Nathan meets his customer service “Angel” Nora Anthony (played by Andy Allo), who at first is his charismatic concierge and guide, but quickly becomes his friend and confidante, helping him navigate this new digital extension of life.
You can only watch so many Friends reruns; eventually, you run out of things to watch. Why not one night, in the middle of polishing off a six-pack of PBR, fire up the Roku and check out an episode or two of ‘Upload’.