- The Upload Season 3 is officially confirmed. The cast posted a video on Instagram and announced the extension of the series.
- Showrunner Greg Daniels already commented on the 3rd season of the sci-fi comedy series.
- What is already known about the plot, release date, and sequel’s cast reveals.
The sci-fi comedy series “Upload” returns to Amazon Prime Video with season 3. The cast on Instagram confirmed this. Below, you can find out everything that is known so far about the new episodes. Amazon confirmed Taboo Season 2 and The Rings of Power Season 2 are also coming soon.
Will there be Upload Season 3?
The extended Upload family announced its Season 3 renewal on May 11, 2022, with a video uploaded to the Upload Instagram account. The production of Upload Season 3 began in August 2022, as confirmed by Robbie Amell, who plays Nathan, on his Instagram account. He posted a photo with Andy Allo, who plays Nora and captioned it: “Season 3. Feels good to be back.” However, filming and post-production may take several months due to the complex visual effects and COVID-19 protocols involved in creating the futuristic world of Upload.
Season 1 of “Upload” debuted in 2020 and became a pandemic lockdown hit for Prime Video, and shortly after its debut, Amazon announced a second season of the genre-bending series. Assuming a similar gap between seasons, we can expect Upload Season 3 to arrive sometime in 2023.
Upload Season 3 Release Date: in October 2023
Upload fans are eagerly waiting for the third season of the sci-fi comedy. Unfortunately, it won’t be available this month, but it’s coming soon.
We want to know what will happen next to our favorite characters. The second season left us with some big cliffhangers, especially for Nathan, who had a nosebleed in the real world. What does that mean for his digital version in Lakeview? Luckily, there’s another copy of him in the virtual resort.
The sad news is that Upload Season 3 is not among the new releases on Prime Video this month. We didn’t expect it to be since The Wheel of Time Season 2 is also premiering, but we hoped for a surprise. The bright side is that there is an end in sight.
Amazon recently announced that Upload Season 3 will launch in October. We only have to wait until Friday, October 20th.
However, this show won’t have a binge-watch release like the previous two seasons. Amazon has to spread its content, and weekly releases seem more beneficial than the binge-watch model. It’s also better for us.
We won’t have to wait a week for just one episode. Amazon will give us two weekly episodes, starting with the first two on Friday, Oct. 20. This is similar to how Carnival Row and Jack Ryan were released this year. It’s also the same way Bosch: Legacy Season 2 is being released on Freevee simultaneously.
The Upload Season 3 finale will be on Friday, Nov. 10. We will have more questions and will need a fourth season to answer them.
How Many Seasons Does Upload Have?
The Upload has two seasons so far, each with 10 episodes. The first season premiered on May 1, 2020, introducing us to uploading one’s consciousness to a virtual reality after death. The second season followed on March 11, 2022, and continued the story of Nathan, a young man who died in a car crash and was uploaded to Lakeview, a luxurious digital heaven. There, he met Nora, his customer service angel, who helped him adjust to his new existence.
Why was season 2 of Upload only 7 episodes?
You’re not alone if you’re wondering why “Upload” Season 2 had only seven episodes instead of 10 like Season 1. Robbie Amell, who plays Nathan in the show, revealed that the pandemic made filming more challenging and time-consuming.
“It took the same amount of time to shoot seven as it would have to take to shoot 10,” he said in an interview with Digital Spy. “So just with COVID restrictions, testing, having to group people into different bubbles… it just took longer.”
But he also shared that Greg Daniels, the show’s creator, had a clear vision for the story and didn’t want to stretch it out unnecessarily. As Amell quoted him, “Story should dictate episode count; episode count shouldn’t dictate the story.” We think that’s a great way to approach storytelling!
Ending of Upload Season 2: How did Ingrid end up in Upload?
Upload Season 2 ended with a shocking cliffhanger that left us wondering about the fate of Nathan and Nora. In the final episode, Nathan discovered that his death was not an accident but a murder orchestrated by his former business partner Jamie and his girlfriend Ingrid’s father, David Choak. Nathan also learned that he was not the original Nathan but a copy created by Jamie using a secret technology called Freeyond. The real Nathan was still alive and in hiding.
Meanwhile, Nora decided to join Nathan in Lakeview after breaking up with her boyfriend, Byron. She uploaded herself using Ingrid’s account, which Ingrid gave up to be with Nathan in his original body. However, Nathan rejected Ingrid and chose Nora instead. He returned Ingrid to her body and asked Nora to stay with him in Lakeview. But before they could kiss, they were interrupted by a system update that froze them in place.
Upload Season 3 Plot: What’s next?
The 2nd season of “Upload” ends with a huge cliffhanger. Nathan is downloaded into a cloned body according to Ingrid’s instructions. Ingrid paid for this experimental treatment after realizing that she could no longer stay in Lakeview all the time.
However, it is far from certain that Nathan will be able to survive permanently in his new body. The procedure has only worked on a few pigeons so far.
In addition, Nathan learns during the 2nd season that he was murdered. Behind it are political motives. The uploaded ones are not allowed to vote. An evil company called Freeyond removes a lot of undesirable voters in the so-called “swing states” of the USA, where elections are traditionally particularly close.
Nathan, therefore, wants to support the Ludds and Nora to stop Freeyond. That’s why he also decides to make the highly dangerous download into his clone body.
The Upload season 3 will now continue these storylines. On the one hand, Nathan and Nora will try to stop Freeyond.
At the same time, Nathan’s nose bleeds in the final moments of season 2. This suggests that his new body is rejecting his soul. And Ingrid – as she often does – doesn’t back down. After realizing she has lost Nathan, she steals some of his hair. Presumably, she wants to clone him again with it.
In the Upload season 3, Nora and Nathan will now strive to save his clone body. Also, the upcoming episodes (at least initially) will no longer take place in Lakeview.
Upload Season 3 Cast and Production: Who’s returning
Three actors and actresses comprise the heart of the Amazon (Fleabag) series “Upload.” Lead actor Robbie Amell will return in Upload season 3 as Nathan. He will be joined by Andy Allo, who will again portray customer service representative and Ludds member Nora. And Allegra Edwards also returns as Ingrid.
Viewers will also see other familiar faces from the first two seasons. It can be assumed that Kevin Bigley will return as Nathan’s “best friend”, Luke. Owen Daniels is also likely to portray A.I. Guy again. However, viewers will probably only see the latter two actors when they return to Lakeview in Upload season 3.
Who are the cast and characters of Upload?
The main cast and characters of Upload are:
- Robbie Amell as Nathan Brown, a 27-year-old computer programmer who is uploaded to Lakeview after his death
- Andy Allo as Nora Antony, a living customer service rep or “angel” who works for Horizen, the company that runs Lakeview
- Allegra Edwards as Ingrid Kannerman, Nathan’s wealthy and possessive girlfriend who pays for his upload
- Zainab Johnson as Aleesha, Nora’s coworker and friend who is Luke’s angel
- Kevin Bigley as Luke, a former army corporal and Lakeview resident who befriends Nathan
- Josh Banday as Ivan, Nora’s coworker and friend
The recurring cast and characters of Upload include:
- Jordan Johnson-Hinds as Jamie, Nathan’s best friend and business partner
- Chris Williams as Dave Antony, Nora’s father who suffers from lung cancer
- Jessica Tuck as Viv, Nathan’s mother
- William B. Davis as David Choak, a wealthy and mysterious Lakeview resident
- Chloe Coleman as Nevaeh, Nathan’s niece
- Andy Thompson as Lionel Winters, aka the Professor, a hacker who helps Nathan uncover the truth about his death
Who is the showrunner for Upload Season 3?
Greg Daniels is a comedy genius who has created some of the most beloved and hilarious TV shows of our time. He started out writing sketches for “Saturday Night Live” and then joined the writing team of “The Simpsons” in its prime. He also brought us “King of the Hill”, the funny and realistic animated show about a Texas family.
Then he turned the British mockumentary “The Office” into a smash hit that made us fall in love with the Dunder Mifflin crew. He also gave us “Parks and Recreation“, another amazing mockumentary that showed us the adventures of Leslie Knope and her quirky team of public servants.
And recently, he reunited with his old buddy Steve Carell from “The Office” to make “Space Force”, a sharp satire of the US military’s newest branch. That show debuted on Netflix around the same time as “Upload”, his sci-fi comedy about a digital afterlife, which he made for Prime Video.
You might wonder how he managed to be the creator of two shows on rival streaming platforms, but he’s got it all figured out. He shared the show running responsibilities on “Space Force” with Norm Hiscock (as reported by Variety), but he kept full authority over Upload Season 3. He’s the only showrunner on that one, and we’re excited to see what he has planned for us.
Where can to Watch the Upload?
Currently, you are able to watch “Upload” streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Upload is an Amazon original series, which means you can only watch it on Prime Video.
Upload Season 3 Trailer: Is there a teaser?
At this point, neither a trailer nor the first images for the Upload Season 3 have been released. As soon as there are news and releases here, we will inform you about them immediately. Tell then refresh your memory with the season 2 trailer.
Similar Shows Like Upload
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- The Good Place: A hilarious and philosophical series about four people who end up in the afterlife and try to become better versions of themselves.
- Resident Alien: A dark comedy about an alien who crash-lands on Earth and poses as a small-town doctor while hiding his true identity and mission.
- Made for Love: A twisted comedy about a woman who escapes from her controlling tech billionaire husband who implanted a chip in her brain to monitor her every move.
- Russian Doll: A mind-bending comedy about a woman who keeps dying and reliving the same night in a loop and tries to figure out how to break the cycle.
- Future Man: A sci-fi comedy about a janitor who two warriors recruit from the future to save the world from an evil dictator.