Super Channel Acquires eOne’s Upright


Canada’s Super Channel has picked up the eight-episode comedy drama Upright, co-written by and starring Tim Minchin, from Entertainment One (eOne).

Recently launched in both Australia and the U.K., Upright will make its Canadian broadcast premiere on Sunday, January 19, at 9:30 p.m. on Super Channel Fuse. Each half-hour episode will also be available on Super Channel On Demand the day following its weekly linear broadcast.

From critically acclaimed musician, comedian, actor, writer and director Minchin (Matilda: The Musical, Californication), 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.

Upright is a Lingo Pictures production for Foxtel and Sky UK, with major production investment from Foxtel and SKY UK and Screen Australia in association with the South Australian Film Corporation. The series was financed with support from Create NSW and Screenwest. Sales for the rest of the world are being handled by eOne.