My interview this week is with the creator and cast of a brand new show dropping on May 1 on Amazon Prime called Upload. It takes place in a future where after your physical death your consciousness can be uploaded into a program that is sort of a digital heaven. No, it’s not related to Altered Carbon. This is kind of a philosophical, romantic comedy, murder mystery. It was created by Greg Daniels who is best known for King of the Hill, The Office and Parks and Rec. Upload is basically The Good Place meets Black Mirror and stars Robbie Amell, (The Flash,The Tomorrow People.). He also happens to be the first cousin of actor Stephen Amell who most of you know as Arrow from the CW.
His post-mortem romantic interest is actually a coder or “Angel” outside of the program named Nora, played by Andy Allo. (Pitch Perfect 3, Dear White People) Many of you will recognize her as the singer and love interest of Lightning played by Nafeesa Williams on Black Lighting form S1. I remember her as Prince’s protege. Yep. That Prince. She has an AMAZING voice! She recorded an album with him years ago and went on to build a strong acting career after that as well.
In this podcast episode, we talk about how it took over a decade to get this show made, what it’s like promoting a show that deals with the philosophy of death and the afterlife in such challenging times and what Daniels and the actors are doing to pass the time in self-quarantine.
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