Amazon’s VR-centered show Upload is in production on season 2 but there’s no announced premiere date yet.
The show’s star Robbie Amell posted to Instagram back in January that production was underway and, in recent days, he and his wife Italia Ricci have been posting videos sporting the Quest 2 at home. They appear to have been playing Top Golf with Pro Putt and Pistol Whip on Oculus Quest 2 in a pair of videos posted to Facebook’s Instagram. We reached out to Amazon to see if there was a premiere date to announce, but nothing yet.
The original season premiered in May on Amazon Prime featuring a “middletopian” future where people upload themselves into a kind of afterlife once they are done with the real world. It’s not quite utopian because the trip is one way and these afterlives are run by competing for-profit corporations with varying business models and limits imposed on residents. Overall, the show makes for some pretty good commentary on our current state of technology. The Office creator Greg Daniels came up with the series and we really enjoyed the 10-episode first season.
Amell play’s the show’s lead Nathan and when we talked to him last year he was already familiar with PSVR and Oculus Rift, and he’d even tried a location-based VR experience in Las Vegas. Now it looks like he’s got his hands on the latest Oculus Quest 2 standalones from Facebook. His character spent much of the first season in a simulated place called Lakeview made by a company called “Horizen”, which is pretty fitting considering Facebook’s limited release social platform is called “Horizon.”
You can find Upload’s first season on Amazon Prime and we’ll provide updates as soon as there’s a release date for the second season.