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Upload Creator Greg Daniels & Cast Talk Season 2

Prime Video’s Upload is finally about to drop season 2 and in this interview the cast and creator, Greg Daniels, let fans know what is in store, and more!

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Prime Video’s Upload is totally unafraid to dive into what the world would be like if we could live past our death — in a digital reality. This is such a unique idea that Creator Greg Daniels came up with, and it really works as a comedy. There are serious moments as well, and even some thriller undertones, in Upload, which fans can look forward to more of in season 2. 

When asked where the inspiration for Upload came from, Daniels says it was a long time in the making. He first thought of this idea when he was working on sketches for Saturday Night Live.

“I’m walking around New York, maybe thirty years ago, and I was like if you could digitize a person’s consciousness and put them in a video game, you would basically be making your own heaven. And if mankind could make its own Heaven, what would it be like.” – Greg Daniels

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He goes on to explain that while everyone might think this would be wonderful but it would certainly have weird unintended consequences. For Daniels, this is a very rich metaphor so he kept in the back of his head until the time was right. Well, we are certainly very thankful that the time is right now, and we get the brilliant show that is Upload.

Even with its flaws though, Daniels admits he would certainly upload himself, rather than no longer existing when he dies. That said, he would like it to be a democracy where he would get a vote and be consulted on what happens in this “Heaven” as opposed to being the captive audience of whatever giant corporation is running things. We have to admit, we feel the same way Greg!

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Zainab Johnson, who plays an angel named Aleesha, goes through a lot in season 2, so when asked what fans can expect from her character, she explains that she changes a lot. She takes on a lot more responsibility right from the start of the new season because of what Nora is doing, and along with that comes opportunity. 

“She has to make this choice, all while dealing with the antics of Luke. All while dealing with trying to stay away from Lucy. There are still these season 1 antics, but then a complicated addition that comes with her growth that is really interesting, and that I hope people who watch season 2 enjoy.” – Zainab Johnson (Aleesha)

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Kevin Bigley plays Luke, who is Nathan’s best friend in the show. The two certainly get up to some antics in season 1, and that continues through season 2. When asked what we can expect for Luke in Upload season 2, Bigley explains that we are going to finally get to know a little bit more about this man, and who he was when he was alive.

“You get a little bit of a growth aspect with Luke and a little bit more of a deepening — to a degree. A relative degree; as much as Luke can deepen. You learn about his backstory, how he got there, his history in the army.” – Kevin Bigley (Luke)

Bigley also confirms that his suspicions of being watched, which were confirmed in season 1, may or may not get worse — and might even involve the company. Luke becomes very paranoid, and Bigley says this was some of his favorite stuff to play. 

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Kevin Bigley & Zainab Johnson Full Interview

You don’t want to miss the full interview with Kevin Bigley & Zainab Johnson where we not only talk about what is coming up for Upload season 2, but also dive into how the team allowed them to be a lot more creative with season 2.

Creator Greg Daniels Full Interview

Be sure to watch our full interview with Upload Creator Greg Daniels for even more information on this great series. Not only did we discuss his inspiration for the show, but we spoke about how the wonderful cast came together, and if given the chance, would he upload himself.

Robbie Amell, Andy Allo & Allegra Edwards Interview 

Check out this interview with Robbie Amell (Nathan), Andy Allo (Nora) & Allegra Edwards (Ingrid) and Mama’s Geeky contributor Jana Nagase to find out what they are saying about season 2!

NEXT: Upload Season 2 Review

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About Upload Season 2

Upload is a sci-fi comedy series from Emmy Award-winning writer Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation), set in a technologically advanced future where hologram phones, 3D food printers and automated grocery stores are the norm. Most uniquely, humans can choose to be “uploaded” into a virtual afterlife.

In Upload Season Two, Nathan is at a crossroads in his (after) life… his ex-girlfriend Ingrid has unexpectedly arrived to Lakeview hoping to strengthen their relationship, but his heart still secretly yearns for his customer service angel Nora. Meanwhile Nora is off the grid and involved with the anti-tech rebel group “The Ludds.”

Season Two is packed with new near-future concepts, including Lakeview’s newest in-app digital baby program called, “prototykes,” and other satirical glimpses of the technological advances and headaches to come.

Upload season 2 hits Prime Video on March 11.