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’Upgrade’ Sequel in Production as Television Series

Nellie Andreeva, Deadline:

Leigh Whannell’s 2018 Blumhouse sci-fi thriller feature Upgrade is getting a TV series followup.

The series is co-created and executive produced by Whannell and Tim Walsh (Treadstone) who serves as showrunner. Whannell, coming off writing and directing Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man, is set to direct. Blumhouse Television and UCP are collaborating on the adaptation, which has opened a writers room.

Upgrade the series picks up a few years after the events of the film and broadens the universe with an evolved version of STEM and a new host – imagining a world in which the government repurposes STEM to help curb criminal activity.

Upgrade is probably one of the best movies of 2018 which you haven’t seen yet. It’s a fantastically gory, ridiculous, fun action movie which, I’m pretty sure, that is everything Venom wanted to be, but way better.

I’m very glad to see the story continue, and I’m intrigued by the path its taking as a sequel series as opposed to a sequel film.