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UPRIGHT
Air Date: Thursday, August 06, 2020
Time Slot: 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST on SUNDANCE NOW
Episode Title: (#101/102) "Episodes 1 & 2"
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Thursday, Aug. 6

UPRIGHT, Eps 1 & 2 (Sundance Now Exclusive)

International Trailer

"Four stars. Addictively good" - The Guardian

"Four Stars. Heart as big as the desert it crosses" - Sydney Morning Herald

"Unmissable drama packs heart and soul and devastating twists" - Express

"Writing that is reminiscent of Phoebe Waller-Bridge scripts... Upright is one of the year's best." - Arts Hub

"With the irreverence of Fleabag, the colourful beating heart of Parks and Rec

and the backdrop of Breaking Bad" - Metro

When family outcast Lucky Flynn (Tim Minchin, Robin Hood, Californication, Matilda the Musical) learns that his mother is dying, he decides to drive to the other side of Australia to see her, packing nothing but an upright piano for the journey. But his plans are soon turned upside down when he meets the runaway teenager Meg (Milly Alcock, Casting Guild of Australia's 2018 Rising Star Award recipient, Reckoning, A Place to Call Home), who's dealing with some family demons of her own. Together, they forge an unlikely friendship as they embark on a road trip adventure across the beautiful Nullarbor Plains in a race against time.

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UPRIGHT (SUNDANCE NOW)
Premieres Thursday, August 6
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/6/20 - ???
STATUS:
new this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Sundance Now's press release, June 2020) AMC Networks' streaming service Sundance Now acquires U.S. rights to the universally adored Australian eight-part drama series UPRIGHTfrom international distributor Entertainment One (eOne). Produced by Lingo Pictures (Lambs of God, The Secrets She Keeps), the new drama series is co-written, composed by and stars internationally renowned Australian actor, comedian, and musician Tim Minchin. UPRIGHT follows a shabby musician (Minchin) who has to drive across Australia with nothing but a piano, and finds his baggage soon increases when a runaway girl comes into his life. Following its hugely successful and critically acclaimed premieres in Australia and the U.K., UPRIGHT will make its U.S. Premiere in a special screening and Q&A with Minchin with the ATX Television Festival in mid-July and begin its exclusive U.S. premiere on Sundance Now on Thursday, August 6, 2020 with the first two episodes.
CREW INFORMATION:
· no information is available
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available