On November 28th, Sky Atlantic and NOW TV will take audiences on a road trip across the Australian outback with brand new Sky original comedy drama, Upright.
Written by and starring critically acclaimed musician, comedian, actor, writer and director Tim Minchin, Upright, follows two misfits thrown together by chance in the middle of the Australian desert, who forge the unlikeliest of bonds in their quest to get a precious piano from one side of the country to the other.
All episodes of Upright (8x30min) will be available to viewers from November 28th on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV, and from December 1st on Foxtel in Australia.
Minchin said: “Making Upright was a complete joy and a massive privilege. After living overseas for more than a decade, I couldn’t have hoped to come home to a more fun and inspiring project: an original Australian outback adventure story, full of heart and laughter, made by some of most talented and dedicated creatives in the country. It’s a unique but universal story about family, resilience, music, forgiveness, and learning how to find a moment to breath out. And it’s full of silliness, action, and wonderful performances, and will make you want to go to the beach and/or ring your mum”.
Morwenna Gordon, Commissioning Editor, Sky Comedy, added: “I’m thrilled to add Upright to Sky’s line-up of original comedy. World-class Tim Minchin has crafted a beautiful and utterly unique show with a powerful central performance alongside the phenomenal Milly Alcock.”
Co-commissioned by Sky and Foxtel and produced by Lingo Pictures, Upright was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky UK and Ireland, and Morwenna Gordon, Sky’s Commissioning Editor of Comedy. The series is produced by Jason Stephens for Lingo Pictures and executive produced by Penny Win for Foxtel. Minchin wrote the series with writers, Chris Taylor, Kate Mulvany and Leon Ford.