Sky Atlantic’s Tim Minchin comedy Upright will premiere on Thursday November 28th at 10pm. The complete series will be available as a box-set on that same day.
Upright follows two misfits thrown together by chance in the middle of the Australian desert, who forge the unlikeliest of bonds in their quest to get a precious piano from one side of the country to the other.Lucky Flynn (Minchin) hasn’t spoken to his family in years. He’s broke, distant and damaged. He’s also a gifted pianist, whose talent for music is matched only by his talent for self-destruction.
When he learns that his mother has only days left to live, Lucky sets off in a hire car to drive the 4,000km from Sydney to Perth to say goodbye, taking with him his only cherished possession in the world: a battered and scarred upright piano. What should have been a straightforward drive across the outback soon becomes a test of Lucky’s emotional fitness when he quite literally runs into Meg (Milly Alcock), a hilarious, tough-as-nails teenager who we soon discover has plenty of scars and secrets of her own. In addition to starring, Minchin also penned the series alongside Chris Taylor, Kate Mulvany and Leon Ford. Lingo Pictures are producing.
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