When loner Lucky Flynn gets word that his mother is dying, he decides to travel across Australia, taking nothing but an old upright piano as company. But along the way, he meets a runaway teenager and together they create an unlikely bond. Upright is one of the most anticipated Australian comedies of the year and stars comedian Tim Minchin alongside Milly Alcock.
Upright Season 1 TV Preview
Lucky Flynn is a bit of a family outcast, but when he learns that his mother is ill he takes a trip across the Nullabor in his old trusty pick-up, with nothing but an old piano in the back. When he picks up Meg (Milly Alcock) she is cold and defensive, but after a while, they start to strike a close friendship and find they have more than a few things in common.
Together they embark on a crazy road trip adventure that takes them deep into the bush, where they come across mad truckers, highway thieves and a magical pink lake. There’s even a comical encounter with some feral camels.
Starring Tim Minchin, Milly Alcock, Ella Scott Lynch, and Heather Mitchell as Jen Flynn, the much anticipated Upright TV series has arrived in Australia and using the information in this guide you won’t have to miss a key moment.
Where to Watch or Stream Upright
Upright started airing exclusively on FOX SHOWCASE in December 2020. Here in Australia, there are several options for accessing FOX SHOWCASE including Foxtel, Foxtel Now or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a set-top box using a Standard or HD TV, the best option is the Foxtel Plus pack, which offers over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. Additionally, every Foxtel channel pack includes the option to stream the content free using the Foxtel Go app.
You also have the option to stream Upright online using Foxtel Now. For good measure Foxtel Now currently offers a 10 day FREE trial so that you can check out all of its content before choosing your preferred pack (Pop, Lifestyle, Sport, Drama, Movies, Docos, Kids), and should you decide to subscribe you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. Upright is available as part of the Foxtel Now Pop pack, which gives you instant access to hundreds of TV shows Live and on demand. Foxtel Now can be accessed using your favourite browser, or via the Foxtel Now app and a variety of internet connected devices (see table below). To watch on Foxtel Now with a Standard or HD TV, you can access the platform with a Foxtel Now Box.
Alternatively, you can access FOX SHOWCASE with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream Upright for free using the Foxtel Go app, and one of the devices in the table below. Plus, you can also watch more binge worthy shows from other drama channels, including BBC First, Binge, Universal Channel, and more. For a list of episodes and their air dates, see the TV schedule below.
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Upright Season 1 Live TV Schedule
Each episode of Season 1 aired on FOX Showcase and is currently available of Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now. There is no Upright TV show free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available with FOX (Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra). Here’s the live TV schedule for season 1 shown as Sydney time:
|S1 Episode 1||30 minutes||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 2||30 minutes||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 3||30 minutes||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 4||30 minutes||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 5||30 minutes||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 6||30 minutes||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 7||30 minutes||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 8||30 minutes||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream Upright whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)|
|iOS Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)|
|Android Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (Android 5 and above)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Via casting (only on Multiroom service)|
|Apple TV||Yes||Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)|
|Smart TVs||Yes||Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)|
Must See TV for Upright fans
Upright consists of eight episodes and was one of the biggest shows in Australia upon release. Once you have finished with this series, we’ve put a few other recommendations together for your consideration below.
The Righteous Gemstones (Foxtel)
The Righteous Gemstones is a new comedy series from HBO starring John Goodman and Danny McBride. The narrative centres around a family of dysfunctional televangelists who make big money from spreading the word of god. But as they look to expand their preaching network, they make plenty of new enemies in rival churches, which leads to attempted blackmail. Catch The Righteous Gemstones season 1 now streaming on demand only on Foxtel and Foxtel Now.
Spread across three seasons, this series starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church looks at the difficulties of divorce. It’s a light-hearted, often comical take on the difficulties the couple have during their separation, and how together they deal with life after marriage. It’s written by Sarah Horgan, the celebrated Irish writer and actor who brought us comedy series such as Pulling and Catastrophe. Catch Divorce seasons 1 – 3 now streaming on demand only on Foxtel’s FOX SHOWCASE.
Fiona’s gone, Ian’s back. After Fiona’s departure from the show, the rest of the family find themselves in different paths as they try to move forward. This is the case, especially for Ian, who makes his return to the show after exiting in the first half of season 9. Catch how the Gallagher family’s lives unfold in this next chapter when season 10 of Shameless premieres November 21 on Foxtel’s FOX Showcase channel.