Season two of Upright is returning to Foxtel, with the broadcaster today revealing its star-studded cast.
Joining Tim Minchin and Milly Alcock (House of the Dragon) is Australian television icon Noni Hazlehurst (June Again, A Place To Call Home, Playschool), Jessica McNamee (Mortal Kombat, Packed to the Rafters), Hayley McElhinney (Mystery Road: Origin, Doctor Doctor), Darren Gilshenan (How To Stay Married, Stateless), Tom Budge (Gallipoli, Judy & Punch), Anita Hegh (Total Control, Janet King) and Travis Cotton (New Gold Mountain, Neighbours).
Tim Minchin, executive producer, lead writer, and star of Upright said: “We are so grateful for the incredible actors who signed up to be a part of the second season of Upright.
“Legends of the industry and newcomers alike, they grabbed hold of the quirky characters we had conjured and made them more exciting and nuanced and funny and real than we could have dreamed.
“It is one of the great thrills of the job; to watch your words come alive in the hands of brilliant actors.”
Season two will also see appearances from familiar faces from season one, including Heather Mitchell (Love Me, Palm Beach), Ella Scott Lynch (Amazing Grace, The Code), Daniel Lapaine (Catastrophe, Five Bedrooms), Daniel Frederiksen (The Dry, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) and Asmara Feik (The True History of the Kelly Gang, The Listies Work for Peanuts), as Lucky and Meg’s family.
Brian Walsh, executive director of drama for the Foxtel Group and executive producer said: “We are thrilled with the high calibre of Australian acting talent that has come on board for the second season of Upright.
“It is a testament to the breakout success of the first series, the standout creative team at Lingo Pictures including the brilliant Tim Minchin and the wonderful scripts filled with humour and heart.
“We are also excited that Milly Alcock will reprise her role as Meg after her incredible global success in House of the Dragon.”
All episodes of Upright season one are currently available to watch On Demand on Foxtel. Upright season two is coming soon to Foxtel.