Australian series, Upright, with Billy Revell

Cast alongside Tim Minchin in the eight-part series, set for release November 28.

Australian series, Upright, with Billy Revell

Congratulations to Billy Revell, who shot the series Upright in Australia at the end of 2018, after self-taping for the role in Auckland. 

As well as starring, Tim Minchin is the writer, composer and executive producer for the series. 

The first co-commission between Foxtel and the UK’s Sky TV, the eight-part series will debut in the UK on November 28 and Australia's Fox Showcase on December 1. 

Created by The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and directed by Matt Saville (Please Like Me), the series follows two misfits who meet by chance in the middle of the desert and form a bond in their quest to get a piano from one side of the country a to the other.

When family outcast Lucky Flynn learns that his mother is dying, he decides to drive to the other side of Australia to see her, packing nothing but an upright piano for the journey.

His plans are turned upside down when he meets the rogue teenager Meg (Alcock). Together they forge an unlikely friendship as they embark on a road trip adventure across the Nullarbor in a race against time.

Foxtel and Sky funded the production with Screen Australia, Create NSW and Screenwest. 

Read the full announcement here.

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