Sky Atlantic and NOW TV have announced a new eight-part comedy-drama set in Australia.
Musician and comedian Tim Minchin writes and stars in Upright, a series about the unlikely friendship forged by two misfits in the middle of the Australian Outback.
Upright follows Lucky Flynn (Minchin), a self-destructive yet talented pianist struggling to make ends meet. On discovering that his mother has only days left to live, the estranged son embarks on a 4000km journey across Australia, from Sydney to Perth, armed only with his battered but beloved upright piano.
The seemingly straightforward journey across the Outback takes a surprising turn when Lucky meets tough-as-nails Meg (Milly Alcock), a hilarious teenager who is hiding some secrets of her own.
What follows is a story of family, forgiveness and finding a way home.
Tim Minchin commented: “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”.
All eight episodes of Upright will be available to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV on 28th November.