That was quick! Amazon Prime's Upload got renewed for a second season just one week after it premiered on the streaming platform. The sci-fi comedy likened to a mix of The Good Place and Black Mirror, instantly impressed audiences and even has a couple of ties to Canada.

The ten episodes in season one dropped on May 1, taking viewers on a virtual trip to the afterlife.

Set in the year 2033, Toronto's Robbie Amell stars as LA native Nathan Brown, a young computer programmer who gets into a deadly car accident.

While in the hospital, Nathan is offered the opportunity to upload his consciousness to a digital afterlife in an effort to keep him alive after he dies. 

The 27-year-old says yes to the opportunity to continue his life, yet finds there are numerous pros and cons to his immortal lifestyle living in Lakeview.

Just 7 days after its release, the show's social media accounts reported that Amazon will renew the satire drama series for a second season.

According to Screen Rant, "Jennifer Salke, as the head of Amazon Studios, elaborated on the quick renewal decision by noting the devoted audience that wants to see the next chapter of Upload."

The series comes from creator Greg Daniels who has quite an impressive resume. His writing gigs include Parks and Recreation, The Office, King of the Hill, The Simpsons, and even the upcoming series, Space Force

If you're one of the many fans who already binge-watched the first ten episodes, you can look forward to more in store for Nathan's afterlife story.

Amell stars opposite Allegra Edwards, as his still-living girlfriend Ingrid Kannerman, and Andy Allo as Nora Antony, the handler and guide for Nathan in his afterlife. 

Kevin Bigley plays Luke, a new friend Nathan meets in Lakeview, and Zainab Johnson stars as Aleesha, the handler for Luke.

The Canadian star isn't the only connection the series has to Canada. 

According to IMDb, Vancouver and Stanley Park were used as production locations so the show was filmed almost entirely on Canadian land. IMDb also writes that Mohonk Mountain House located in New York was used for "Exterior shots of Lakeview". 

The series' 8.2/10 score on IMDb is actually the lowest of its incredible ratings from audiences. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has 83% from critics on the Tomatometer and 90% average audience score.

As for Google, a whopping 97% of users claim to have liked the TV show.

You can catch season one of Upload on Amazon Prime streaming now. 

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